Smart “learning thermostats” can help reduce energy use and bills while increasing ratepayers’ comfort during harsh winter months.
A relatively inconspicuous company has played a significant role in the innovation and build-out of the country’s grid over the past century, including the development of the smart grid in the Chicago area and across the continent today.
A new interactive map notes which properties have potential for community solar projects in the Chicago area and is sparking interest among area planners.
A 1 megawatt, lithium-ion battery system at Chicago’s landmark Shedd Aquarium will play a broader role in the way electricity supply and demand is balanced across the region.
At a hearing in Chicago last week, activists called on the EPA to use a little-known provision of the Clean Power Plan to advance environmental justice.
A Chicago office building is making strides on efficiency, in part because of a unique dynamic display that gives occupants real-time information on energy use.
Clean energy startups took home $1 million in prize money and planted the seeds for further investment on Tuesday at the annual Clean Energy Trust Challenge in Chicago.
The Archdiocese of Chicago has been among the star performers in the city’s energy benchmarking program, an initiative launched in 2013 that marked notable progress in 2015.
While smart meters, energy usage shifts and different pricing plans can potentially help save vast amounts of energy and money, many people don’t feel that they can benefit from or participate in these initiatives.
An unsuspecting person might think they had stumbled into a motivational speech, a New Age gathering or a corporate team-building seminar these days when the popular topic “the utility of the future” is being discussed.