Statement of Christie Hicks, EDF Senior Director for Equitable Regulatory Solutions
“The Illinois Commerce Commission has taken steps that put Illinois on track for realizing the bold vision of the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act. Two votes in particular will help shape a cleaner, more equitable energy future for Illinois.
“The Commission voted to increase peak load reduction targets for the two largest electric utilities in Illinois, Ameren and ComEd – a decision that will help reduce climate and air pollution, protect the grid, reduce the state’s reliance on dirty peaker plants, and save Illinois families money on their energy bills. The Commission also voted to change the way utilities prioritize service reliability for environmental justice and low-income communities – which will provide incentives for broader, more equitable, and more innovative investments.
“EDF is proud to have worked with Citizens Utility Board and members of Illinois communities who testified in support of these measures, and we’re glad to see the Illinois Commerce Commission’s votes in favor of them. These votes will help ensure cleaner and more reliable, affordable and equitable electric service for everyone in Illinois.”