Tag: Illinois

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Illinois Passes New Law for Statewide Paint Recycling Program

August 2, 2023

Via: Waste360

A new law was recently passed in Illinois which will open new recycling programs to help households and businesses dispose of old paint. The new law was overwhelmingly approved by the Illinois General Assembly in late July and was signed […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

States share services as DHS cyber grants roll out

May 15, 2023

Via: StateScoop

When the Biden administration’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure spending law passed in 2021, one of the top questions for state technology leaders was how they would be expected to manage funds from the four-year, $1 billion cybersecurity grant program they’d pushed […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

New Law in Illinois Halts Local Governments Limit on Renewable Energy Projects

February 28, 2023

Via: Waste360

Two years after Illinois had passed a landmark clean energy law, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill that took away the ability for local governments to limit or ban wind and solar power. Due to the new bill, Officials that […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

Illinois awards $113.8M to transit providers

January 26, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

The Illinois Department of Transportation recently awarded 32 transit systems $113.8 million through the Rebuild Illinois capital program to advance 44 projects. The projects provide more transportation options in communities outside the Chicago area and promote an enhanced quality of […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Constellation to seek license extensions for two Illinois nuke plants

October 31, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Constellation said it plans to ask the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to extend the operating licenses of its Clinton and Dresden nuclear plants in Illinois by an additional 20 years. If approved by the NRC, Clinton could operate until 2047 […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

2 MW solar project provides new life for Illinois brownfield site

September 6, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Renewables developers Ameresco and Inovateus Solar have completed a 2.62 MW solar project at a former General Motors Powertrain Division Plant turned brownfield site in the US state of Illinois. The Danville solar system includes more than 6,600 solar modules […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Illinois EPA issues permit to construct 1.1 GW combined cycle plant

August 9, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in late July issued a construction permit for a new 1,090 MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle plant. The Lincoln Land Energy Center would be located near Pawnee in Sangamon County, Illinois, approximately 20 miles south of […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Adds SamurAI to its Single Stream Recycling Center in Illinois

June 28, 2018

Via: Waste360

Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), a leading independent recycling and waste diversion provider, announced the installation of the new Machinex SamurAI at its Heartland Recycling Center in Forest View, Ill. Featuring a unique four articulations robot, this machine employs artificial intelligence […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Illinois Approves Path to 25% Renewable Energy by 2025

April 5, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

This week the Illinois Commerce Commission finalized the state’s Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan, with tweaks that clean energy advocates say will boost installation and access to renewables in the state. It also officially places Illinois in the upper echelons […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Illinois regulators finalize open data framework for utilities

July 31, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

The Illinois Commerce Commission this week finalized an “Open Data Access Framework” developed by advocates who say it can help save customers money, conserve energy and allow broader integration of resources across the grid. The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the Citizens […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Exelon court brief argues Illinois ZEC program is legal

May 15, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Exelon filed a reply brief in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Wednesday, arguing the Illinois Zero Emission Credit program supporting their nuclear plants is legal and the case against it should be dismissed. Exelon argues […]