Vote YES on SB 9
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013
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The Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act (EIMA), also known as the Smart Grid law, directed ComEd to invest $2.6 billion over 10 years to modernize the power system in Northern Illinois. ComEd began work immediately and invested $165 million in this program, creating over 700 jobs in 2012. However, the smart meter installation has been delayed and the grid modernization program has been jeopardized due to an Illinois Commerce Commission ruling that impacts ComEd’s ability to fund the work.
SB 9 is designed to resolve these issues to get the smart grid program and the resulting benefits – shorter and fewer outages, giving customers greater control over energy usage and costs, and creating 2,000 jobs – back on track. The legislation would clarify the existing Smart Grid law to be consistent with the original legislative intent and with HR 1157 and SR 821.
The bill supports the advancement of a modern, reliable electric grid, which is critical to our region attracting new businesses and keeping Illinois competitive.
Members of the General Assembly: Vote YES on SB 9.