Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that certain electric utilities in Illinois shall procure energy efficiency products (in addition to power and energy) for its eligible retail customers in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Act and the Illinois Power Agency Act. Provides that for non-eligible retail customers the utility shall procure any supply requirements, including energy efficiency products, in the applicable markets as needed to serve those customers. Provides that a proposed procurement plan shall include the proposed energy efficiency products for which contracts will be executed during the next year. Further provides that cost effective energy efficiency measures shall be procured whenever the cost is lower than procuring comparable capacity products, supply products, or both, provided that certain conditions are met by the energy efficiency products. Provides that the Illinois Power Agency's procurement plan shall identify energy efficiency products to be procured. Provides that an electric utility shall recover its costs incurred in procuring energy efficiency products. Makes other changes.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that the cost effective energy efficiency measures shall be procured whenever the cost is lower than the combined avoided costs of energy, capacity, transmission, and the renewable portfolio standard for a comparable volume of energy (instead of lower than procuring comparable capacity products, supply products, or both) provided that the energy efficiency products shall meet certain requirements.