A Missouri bill would require a separate line item on utility bills for costs to comply with the Clean Power Plan.
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.
Missouri air regulators are "close to 100 percent" certain they'll opt for a mass-based strategy to comply with U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan, which requires the state to slash carbon dioxide emissions by more than a third by 2030.
The Illinois Commerce Commission is examining whether utility executives hid information about the rising cost of a Chicago-area gas main replacement program to win approval of Wisconsin Energy Corp.'s $5.7 billion buyout of Integrys Energy Group Inc. earlier this year.
After winning regulatory approval to nearly double fixed charges to $19 a month for residential customers last year, the Wisconsin Public Service Corp. is seeking to again raise monthly fixed charges on customers, this time by almost a third to $25, or $300 a year.
A group of Illinois nonprofits seeks to bundle together enough clean demand response, renewable resources and energy storage to bid it into the PJM Interconnection's capacity auction.
The Midcontinent Independent System Operator, its independent market monitor and Dyengy Inc. formally challenged allegations that the grid operator's April capacity auction yielded excessive prices that will needlessly push up electricity bills for southern Illinois consumers.
"The region is generally well-positioned to be OK," concludes a report from the Analysis Group, despite concerns raised by some states and utilities.
Wisconsin has 58 inactive sand extraction sites, and while there is substantial interest in bringing more facilities online, the oil price slump has made it difficult to get those projects off the ground
Southern Co. and three Missouri utilities say MISO is overcharging them by millions of dollars for electricity moved across Entergy's Corp.'s transmission grid.