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ComEd responds to passage of Illinois smart grid bill

SUBNET Solutions Inc | Friday, October 28, 2011

On October 27, shortly after the Illinois General Assembly enacted the Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act, Illinois utility ComEd released a statement praising the lawmakers for their work to pass a landmark bill that will modernize the aging Illinois electric grid.

The utility stated the new law will improve system reliability and establish the most advanced accountability-based regulatory model in the United States.

“We appreciate the hard work of the three chief legislative sponsors in addressing the many issues involving in writing and passing complex legislation such as this,” said ComEd president and COO Anne Pramaggiore. “This was truly a collaborative process, with scores of changes made over the course of the past several months to ensure legislation that would achieve its primary goal of authorizing a major long-term investment in grid modernization."

Smart grid deployment is occurring all over the country. In Louisiana, a new $11.6 million smart grid integration plan was funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, and is expected to be completed sometime in 2013, according to the Lafayette Advertiser.

As smart grid infrastructure spreads, utilities will need the services and resources of SUBNET to efficiently manage and distribute power using substation automation techniques and remote access methods.  

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