The Illinois power grid is getting an upgrade

Learn how smart grid & smart meter technology affects you.

You have the power.

With smart meters (also referred to as advanced meters) and real-time pricing, Illinois consumers have more control over their energy bills. Learn more about both through the interactive experience inside.

Real-time Pricing

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4 AM

2.3¢

12 AM

2.7¢

1 AM

2.5¢

4 AM

2.3¢

2 AM

2.4¢

3 AM

2.2¢

4 AM

2.3¢

5 AM

2.7¢

6 AM

2.9¢

7 AM

2.9¢

8 AM

2.9¢

9 AM

3.1¢

10 AM

3.1¢

11 AM

3.4¢

12 PM

4.9¢

1 PM

7.4¢

2 PM

5.2¢

3 PM

4 PM

4.6¢

5 PM

5.3¢

6 PM

4.8¢

7 PM

4.3¢

8 PM

5.1¢

9 PM

10 PM

11 PM

2.9¢

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Dishwasher

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Thermostat

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$1,517.18

Yearly electric bill

10,837

kWh used per year

Expanding Our Portfolio

The smart grid will make it easier to distribute and store energy. We can incorporate more renewable energy to power our state with diverse and reliable sources.

Keep Illinois, well, Illinois

The smart grid will allow us to have a real-time understanding of our energy usage and will lower the need for more power plants.

Faster Power Restoration

With new technology, the smart grid can track and fix issues quickly and even prevent power outages.

Meeting New Demands

A more efficient grid can optimize power to new smart appliances, reducing energy waste.

Know What You Owe

The smart grid will eliminate estimated bills by allowing you to see when and at what cost you use energy.

Our Power Sources

The majority of Illinois’ power comes from coal, natural gas, and nuclear power sources.

Increasing need for power

The current power grid is overburdened. A less efficient power grid increases the need for costly power plants, built only to handle overflow during peak periods.

Power Outages

Without modern advances in the current power grid system communication, there is no easy way to identify outages, often delaying repairs and resulting in high costs.

Unable to Power Modern Cities

The current power grid was built in the 19th century and is unable to keep up with 21st century problems and technology.

Meter reading

Currently, power companies have to send technicians out to read meters.

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