The future of TEC continues to rest with the Illinois General Assembly. A bill authorizing construction of the project, the Electric Generation Modernization Act (SB 1653), was introduced and passed the House Committee on Public Utilities on May 30, but did not come to the floor for a vote before the General Assembly adjourned on May 31. Christian County Generation, L.L.C. (TEC owner and developer) will be working with members of the legislature over the summer. Officials are anticipating a vote being taken in the fall veto session, which is scheduled to begin October 25.
As in the past, officials are urging the public to keep in touch with elected representatives at all levels of government to show their support of this important project for jobs and advanced clean energy in Christian County.
A few weeks ago, a scoping hearing was held in Taylorville because Christian County is also an alternate site for storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the FutureGen 2.0 Alliance project in Morgan County. We want to remind you that the FutureGen 2.0 project is not affiliated with TEC, and decisions made by planners of the FutureGen project are expected to have no impact on TEC plans.