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Illinois Leads on Utility Transformation

Top Illinois regulator speaks on the utility of tomorrow.

Illinois policymakers hope to set the stage for a new generation of electric power utilities providing a raft of new services to their customers, according to Brien Sheahan, chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission.

“Although this transformation is disruptive to the utility sector it also is revolutionizing how we think about, produce and use power,” Sheahan told the Empowering Customers & Cities landmark executive conference organized by The Energy Times in Chicago late last year.

The state has long cherished a role of shaping the future of the industry.

“In many ways, the modern public utility was born in Chicago,” Sheahan said. “For decades, Illinois has led in the restructuring of competitive electricity generation,’ Sheahan told 250 attendees at the conference.

To view Sheahan’s entire presentation, please click here.


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