Smart grid upgrades may offer less risk in some areas, but experts say conventional transmission projects are still needed in others.
NextGrid could determine the future of the state’s grid policy, but the study’s own future now depends on an open lawsuit.
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.