I’ve been so busy that I’ve even missed the opportunity for some shameless self-promotion. Mary Wisniewski wrote an article in Thursday’s Sun-Times about recently-passed legislation that will require Illinois utilities to offer a real-time pricing contract to their residential customers. The legislation requires the Illinois Commerce Commission to make a determination of whether or not this policy would generate net benefits for the people of Illinois. The article has a couple of quotes from yours truly about the dynamic and technological innovation benefits of residential real-time pricing, as well as some quotes from George Gross, an expert power systems engineer at the University of Illinois.
Baby steps toward a more fair, efficient, and innovative retail electric power market.