Officials and advocates will gather at the Illinois Commerce Commission offices in Chicago and Springfield today to debate the viability of energy resources and a plan to provide subsidies to struggling coal plants downstate.
The measure, which had its first hearing in a veto session that ends this week, would change how power plants downstate are paid to provide capacity.
After Dynegy negotiates new pollution standard with Illinois EPA, advocates fear cleaner coal plants could close
Documents obtained by environmental groups show that Dynegy representatives were in close contact with Illinois officials as they drafted changes to Dynegy’s responsibilities under a pollution reduction agreement.
As Ohio regulators prepare to resume testimony on FirstEnergy’s bid to have all utility customers guarantee sales for certain power plants, another competitor says it can offer a better deal.
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.