Performance throughout the regional grid territory was good, thanks in large part to planning.
The decision by federal energy regulators will affect how the state makes long-range plans for nuclear, renewable power.
The regional grid operator’s plan focuses on fuel supply disruptions and ignores potential benefits of renewables.
Over the past few weeks, Exelon has secured promises for an additional $1.6 billion or more in revenue from capacity auctions, calling into question the need for the Illinois legislature to step in to keep some power plants running.
Wind provides a key source of reliable energy and helps stabilize the grid, contrary to fears about what happens when the “wind doesn’t blow,” a new AWEA report says.