Can Illinois’ power grid take the heat?
Illinois has seen several heatwaves this summer with central Illinois expected to see another during the first week of August 2022. That means more people using the air conditioning, and more power usage overall, prompting questions about the stability of the state’s power grid and the plants that produce the energy we use. In 2021, the General Assembly passed a law that set Illinois on a path to phase out carbon emissions by 2045, while also diversifying the renewable energy workforce and relying less on legacy energy providers such as coal.
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Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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