June 8, 2016
State Journal Register
Illinois has an energy problem that if left unresolved will threaten electric reliability and lead to the loss of thousands of high-quality jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes and economic benefits.
The problem is simple: Illinois is split between two wholesale electricity markets — PJM to the north, and MISO to the south. While PJM has a vibrant competitive market, the MISO market is dominated by out-of-state traditional utilities that rely on their home state regulatory process to recover their costs and provide a return on their investments.
This puts the southern Illinois market at a tremendous competitive disadvantage….