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 Bill Status of SB0680  95th General Assembly


Short Description:  ELECTRICITY NET METERING

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Michael Bond - Michael Noland - Dan Kotowski - Michael W. Frerichs - Don Harmon, Bill Brady, David Koehler, Chris Lauzen, Jacqueline Y. Collins, John M. Sullivan, James T. Meeks, A. J. Wilhelmi and Deanna Demuzio

House Sponsors
(Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond - Mike Bost - Ruth Munson - Sandra M. Pihos - Naomi D. Jakobsson)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/24/2007SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0420

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
220 ILCS 5/16-107.5 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that electric utilities and alternative retail electric suppliers must provide "net metering" to retail customers that own and operate a solar or wind electrical generating facility with a capacity of not more than 40 kilowatts located on the customer's premises and intended to offset part of the customer's electrical requirements. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the introduced bill with the following changes. Changes all references from "electric utility" and "electric utility and an alternative retail electric supplier" to "electricity provider". Adds language providing that an eligible customer may include an electrical generating facility that uses other renewable energy resources and meets specified criteria. Provides that a net metering facility shall be equipped with metering equipment that can measure the flow of electricity in both directions at the same time. Adds language providing that an electricity provider shall continue to carry over any excess kilowatt-hour credits earned and apply those credits to subsequent billing periods to offset any customer-generator consumption in those billing periods until all credits are used or until the end of the annualized period. Provides that the electricity provider shall compensate the eligible customer for any excess kilowatt-hour credits at the electricity provider's average cost of electricity supply over the same calendar-year period. Provides that an electricity provider shall provide to net-metering customers electric service at non-discriminatory rates that are identical, with respect to rate structure, retail rate components, and any monthly charges, to the rates that the customer would be charged if not a net-metering customer. Adds language concerning renewable energy credits or greenhouse gas credits. Provides that within 120 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Illinois Commerce Commission shall establish standards for net energy metering and the interconnection of eligible renewable generating equipment to the utility system. Provides that an electricity provider must offer net energy metering to eligible customers until the load of its net energy metering customers equals 1% (instead of 0.1%) of the total peak demand supplied by that electricity provider during the previous year. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the engrossed bill with the following changes. Provides that and "eligible customer" means a retail customer that owns or (instead of and) operates a solar, wind, or other eligible renewable electrical generating facility with a rated capacity of not more than 2,000 kilowatts that is located on the customer's premises and is intended primarily to offset the customer's own electrical requirements. Provides that "net electricity metering" means the measurement, during the billing period applicable to an eligible customer, of the net amount of electricity supplied (instead of delivered) by an electricity provider to the customer's premises or provided to the electricity provider by the customer. Adds language specifying the equipment that shall be used at a net metering facility for residential customers and non-residential customers. Changes provisions concerning credits for customers at the end of a year that participate in net metering, and specifies the process that shall be used to determine the credits. Provides that within 120 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Illinois Commerce Commission shall establish standards for net metering and, if the Commission has not already acted on its own initiative, standards for the interconnection of eligible renewable generating equipment to the utility system. Provides that all electricity providers shall begin to offer net metering no later than April 1, 2008. Provides that an electricity provider shall maintain records and report annually to the Commission on certain information. Adds language for an optional meter aggregation program. Provides that none of the provisions of the amendatory Act shall affect the right of an electricity provider, to continue to provide or the right of a retail customer to continue to receive, service pursuant to a contract for electric service between the electricity provide and the retail customer, in accordance with the prices, terms, and conditions provided for in that contract, and that either the electricity provider or the customer may require compliance with the prices, terms, and conditions of that contract. Makes technical changes. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2007SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Michael Bond
  2/8/2007SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2007SenateReferred to Rules
  2/21/2007SenateAssigned to Environment and Energy
  2/23/2007SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Brady
  3/1/2007SenateHeld in Environment and Energy
  3/1/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  3/2/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Kotowski
  3/6/2007SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael W. Frerichs
  3/8/2007SenateDo Pass Environment and Energy; 011-000-000
  3/8/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 13, 2007
  3/14/2007SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  3/20/2007SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Michael W. Frerichs
  3/20/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael W. Frerichs
  3/20/2007SenateSecond Reading
  3/20/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 21, 2007
  3/23/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Michael Bond
  3/23/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  3/27/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  3/27/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Environment and Energy
  3/28/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Environment and Energy; 013-000-000
  3/29/2007SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Chris Lauzen
  3/29/2007SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/29/2007SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John M. Sullivan
  3/29/2007SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. James T. Meeks
  3/29/2007SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  3/29/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Bond
  3/29/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  3/29/2007SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. A. J. Wilhelmi
  3/29/2007SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Deanna Demuzio
  3/29/2007SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  3/30/2007HouseArrived in House
  3/30/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/30/2007HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  4/9/2007HouseFirst Reading
  4/9/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/18/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Bost
  4/18/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ruth Munson
  4/18/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  4/18/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  4/30/2007HouseAssigned to Public Utilities Committee
  5/15/2007HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Public Utilities Committee; 012-000-000
  5/16/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/22/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  5/22/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/24/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Public Utilities Committee
  5/25/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Public Utilities Committee; 008-000-000
  5/25/2007HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  5/25/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/29/2007HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  5/30/2007SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 01
  5/30/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 01 - May 31, 2007
  5/30/2007SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Michael Bond
  5/30/2007SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules
  5/30/2007SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Environment and Energy
  5/31/2007SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Environment and Energy; 009-000-000
  5/31/2007SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 059-000-000
  5/31/2007SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2007SenateSent to the Governor
  8/24/2007SenateGovernor Approved
  8/24/2007SenateEffective Date August 24, 2007
  8/24/2007SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0420

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