A recent survey by the Carmel, Indiana based Midcontinent Independent System Operator, MISO, shows the grid with a major shortage of power come mid-2018.
State Sen. Chapin Rose says this is something he's been saying since it was first announced Exelon would be closing two plants in Illinois starting next year.
According to Sen. Rose, there is the possibility MISO could order Exelon to remain open, but he isn't going to hold out hope that will happen. He says time continues to run short.
Sen. Rose says there is still opposition to the legislation and says this remains a statewide issue, not just a relief bill for DeWitt County and the Quad Cities.