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.
The U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan, if upheld by the courts, could force more coal plant retirements than initially expected in the nation’s midsection, according to the most recent modeling by the region’s grid operator.
Federal energy regulators ordered the grid operator for a large swath of the central United States to alter rules that govern its annual capacity auction in response to complaints over soaring prices in southern Illinois.