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Illinois marijuana growers will face energy efficiency and reporting rules

David Thill, Energy News Network Summary The state law seeks to avoid blackouts and other grid problems when its marijuana law takes effect Jan. 1. When Illinois’ new law legalizing recreational marijuana takes effect Jan. 1, growers will face some of the strongest energy efficiency and...

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ComEd's Bronzeville microgrid completes islanding test

Rod Walton, Power Engineering Summary The Bronzeville Community Microgrid has passed its first big test. Chicago-based utility Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) announced that it conducted a “simulated islanding” of the unique microgrid cluster project in the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood. The...

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ComEd approved to build one of first microgrid clusters in the nation

Press release, Business Wire CHICAGO--( BUSINESS WIRE )--The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) today approved ComEd’s plan to construct one of the first utility-scale microgrid clusters in the nation in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. The project, which has...

CHP Site Tour and ComEd & Nicor Gas Incentive Rebates

Tour the Argonne National Laboratory and learn about their new 6.3 MW combustion turbine Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system, installed in 2016. A visit to the world famous Advanced Photon Source will also be provided. In addition, learn how ComEd and Nicor Gas are offering energy...

 12-12-2017 | 16:00 - 20:15 CT
 Lemont IL

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Commonwealth Edison CEO Anne Pramaggiore to Keynote Microgrid 2017

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge August 1, 2017 Summary Anne Pramaggiore, president and CEO of Commonwealth Edison, will present the luncheon keynote at Microgrid 2017 on Tuesday, November 7 in Boston. Anne Pramaggiore, president and CEO of ComEd, to keynote Microgrid 2017 A...

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UPDATE: A tale of two utilities: One Illinois power provider looks ahead, while the other won’t budge

Dick Munson, Environmental Defense Fund July 25, 2017 Summary Energy Exchange published an original version of this post in July 2016. This post updates the original to reflect recent developments in Illinois. As a utility executive, it is the best of times, it is the worst of times....