March 02, 2022

Duckworth Speaks with Illinois Municipal Electric Agency and Illinois Municipal Utilities Association Members About Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Benefits


[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today met with Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) and Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA) leadership to discuss energy, public power and cybersecurity priorities. During the virtual meeting, Duckworth and the group also discussed how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law—which includes historic support for clean, renewable energy—will help create jobs and build a more climate-resilient future. A photo from today’s call is available here.

“I’m proud that renewable energy was prioritized in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law because it means more good-paying jobs, more protection for our environments and securing Illinois’ leadership in the energy sector for years to come,” Duckworth said. “I enjoyed meeting with the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency and the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association to hear their thoughts and discuss how together we can be helpful to the public-power industry across the state.”

Duckworth helped champion the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which includes major investments for a more climate-friendly and resilient future. The Law includes support for the construction of transmission lines to expand renewable energy to more communities across the nation, support for research and development of new renewable energy technologies, as well as support to protect our nation’s energy infrastructure from cyber-attacks.

IMEA, a not-for-profit unit of local government, is comprised of 32 municipal-owned utility systems that distribute electricity to communities throughout the state. IMUA is a not-for-profit corporation and trade association for Illinois municipalities that own and operate their own utilities and telecommunications systems.