We're glad that someone is working on the nitty-gritty of getting Illinois to develop statewide Interconnection Standards. Why? Because unless we have them, it is very inconvenient to hook up your small, home-based or business-based wind or solar energy generating system to the existing grid. And we don't want anything to get in the way of the widespread use of renewable energy.
Yesterday the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) held another in a series of hearings to get public input on why Interconnection Standards are important. People at the Illinois Commerce Commission want you to send your comments to them by tomorrow so that they can be folded into their recommendations: though the comments should preferably be in your own words, here is what we need to tell them in layman's language:
Illinois needs a state-wide interconnection standard so that small-scale users of wind, solar and other renewable energy systems can easily and conveniently connect their systems to the existing power grid while avoiding being charged unreasonable fees. Please help to make this standard possible.