Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Public Utilities Act. Creates the regional aggregation program that will be available to certain people receiving residential electric service from an investor-owned utility. Provides that a specified unit of local government may aggregate the retail electrical load located in its boundaries either individually or jointly with any other unit of local government authorized to participate in the program. Provides that a unit of local government or regional aggregator shall adopt an operation and governance program. Provides that a unit of local government or regional aggregator shall not require a license or permission from the Illinois Commerce Commission, nor shall it be subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission. Provides guidelines for a company's coordination with regional aggregators. Provides opt-in or opt-out notification requirements that are the responsibility of the unit of local government. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Southern Illinois Aggregate for Viable Energy Solutions (SAVES) Program. Sets forth the requirements for a municipality and part of a county that is not a municipality within the program area to become a member of the program. Contains provisions concerning the Board of Directors and their terms of office, powers, and duties. Provides for a plan of operation and governance of the program. Contains provisions concerning the duties and obligations of members of the program. Effective immediately.