Smart grid upgrades may offer less risk in some areas, but experts say conventional transmission projects are still needed in others.
Almost a decade after FERC tried to smooth the path for transmission that crosses RTO seams, developers say little progress has been made.
The regional transmission group instead asks FERC to be more nimble when it comes to integrating new technology.
Officials and advocates will gather at the Illinois Commerce Commission offices in Chicago and Springfield today to debate the viability of energy resources and a plan to provide subsidies to struggling coal plants downstate.
The measure, which had its first hearing in a veto session that ends this week, would change how power plants downstate are paid to provide capacity.