power grid FEJA Turns One And Continues Growing By Tanya Koonce • Dec 7, 2017 Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio The Future Energy Jobs Act or FEJA is a year old. A bipartisan chorus of elected officials, union and business leaders are heralding it for making a significant impact in the state economy. U of I Focuses on Energy With Newly-Formed NextGrid By Mark Schultz • Sep 27, 2017 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be at the forefront of helping develop the next generation of energy. It’s called NextGrid, and the 18-month study begins tomorrow. U of Illinois developing models to test grid protection By Associated Press • Aug 17, 2016 ...-Wink-... / Flickr/Creative Commons URBANA, Ill. (AP) - The University of Illinois says it has received an $18.7 million federal grant to develop a way to test the United States' response to and recovery from any attack on the country's electric grid.