A utility sector group toured microgrid facilities last week in Chicago and Champaign as part of a U.S. trade mission.
An agreement to install a superconductor system in Chicago is a signal that the smart grid tech could be commercially viable in Illinois.
The Midwest lost smart grid jobs between 2016 and 2017, a dip analysts attributed to part of an ebb and flow caused by state and local policy changes.
Utilities with fiber optic networks can establish a more robust smart grid by improving the chatter between smart devices and power providers, according to a new study.
Two years after an ambitious clean energy campaign was announced for a South Side Chicago neighborhood, construction is moving forward on a clustered microgrid, a solar energy project at an affordable housing complex and a university-led clean tech center.