Ameren Illinois said energy experts say solar and wind energy has not kept pace with generation capacity lost as fossil fuel plants retire. State Rep. Tim Butler says the die is cast on what he called a decade-long “war on coal,” driving up costs and reducing energy reliability leading to possible brownouts.
Since we are loaded with nuclear plants, why not build more nuclear plants? More nuclear plants up north and maybe a upgraded 235Kw double line down south?
Illinois is a net exporter of electricity. We should not be talking about doubling electric bills and brownouts. We are loosing good jobs at coal plants.
This state is getting to be really expensive if rates double, and brownouts.... if we can't keep the electric going, on a peak summer day, how are we going to increase demand for electric vehicles?
The only plan I see is closed coal plants..... Why was this not thought out better?
Our main producers are Nuclear, Coal and Natural Gas. NG is out of the Q, cause of record high prices, it is very expensive electric. I'm throwing up my hands on this one.