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Illinois renewables plan encouraging grid-enhancing technologies could be national model, group says

June 6, 2024

Proponents of grid-enhancing technologies just got a boost from the Illinois Commerce Commission.

The state’s REAP, which the commission finalized and adopted on May 30, asks utilities and regional transmission operators to “better incorporate” grid-enhancing technologies such as dynamic line ratings, advanced power flow controllers and topology optimization in future transmission planning processes. The order also directs the commission’s staff to identify potential barriers to the adoption of grid-enhancing technologies over the course of the next year.

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