• The story of “smart grid” is not over

    by  • February 14, 2013 • News

    A 2011 law allows Illinois’ two big electricity providers to increase their rates in exchange for modern infrastructure smart gridinvestment. Ameren and ComEd say the Illinois Commerce Commission’s red tape has kept them from carrying out what they are supposed to, and they want more money from customers to make up for what they did not make last year.

    Opponents say it’s all about greed and the ICC misinterpreting the law that was passed by the General Assembly, says AARP Illinois lobbyist Scott Musser.

    Musser says while AARP thinks the issue is a drafting error and not a misinterpretation, the people on the line who will pick up the cost of this drafting error is the Illinois consumer.