Critics want a state energy agency to take over capacity procurement for the regional grid operator.
The Clean Energy Jobs Act seeks to expand on and address shortcomings in the 2016 Future Energy Jobs Act.
The arrays don’t significantly impact the grid, but officials say they’re one component of a diversifying power portfolio.
Almost seven years after Chicago’s two coal plants closed, the plant sites are significant factors in City Council races in the Feb. 26 election.
Stakeholders told Illinois regulators that programs encouraging off-peak charging benefit all customers.