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 Bill Status of HB1943  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  POWER AGENCY-RENEWABLE ENERGY

House Sponsors
Rep. Ann Williams - Linda Chapa LaVia - Mike Fortner - Naomi D. Jakobsson, Daniel Biss, Robyn Gabel, Deborah Mell, Elizabeth Hernandez, Cynthia Soto, Elaine Nekritz and Jehan A. Gordon

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 3855/1-10
20 ILCS 3855/1-56
20 ILCS 3855/1-75


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Power Agency Act. Defines "distributed renewable energy generation device". In provisions concerning the Agency's procurement of renewable energy resources and in provisions concerning renewable portfolio standards, provides that at least the following percentages shall come from distributed renewable energy generation devices: 0.5% by June 1, 2013, 0.75% by June 1, 2014, and 1% by June 1, 2015 and thereafter. Further provides that half of the renewable energy resources procured from distributed renewable energy generation shall come from devices of less than 25 kilowatts in nameplate capacity and the other half from distributed renewable energy generation devices of greater than or equal to 25 kilowatts and less than or equal to 2,000 kilowatts in nameplate capacity. Provides that renewable energy resources procured from distributed generation devices may also count towards the required percentages for wind and solar photovoltaics. Provides that procurement of renewable energy resources from distributed renewable energy generation devices shall be done on an annual basis through multi-year contracts of no less than 5 years. Provides that the Agency shall take certain actions, if in any given year, funds are insufficient to cover the costs of complying with the target procurement of renewable energy resources in the required proportionate amounts. Makes other changes.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause and reinserts the bill as introduced, with the following changes: in provisions concerning the Illinois Power Agency's procurement of renewable energy resources and in provisions concerning renewable portfolio standards, provides that, to the extent available, half of the renewable energy resources procured from distributed renewable energy generation shall come from devices of less than 25 kilowatts in nameplate capacity; provides that the Agency shall create credit requirements for suppliers of distributed renewable energy; provides that in order to minimize the administrative burden on contracting entities, the Agency shall solicit the use of third-party organizations to aggregate distributed renewable energy into groups of no less than one megawatt in installed capacity; provides that these third-party organizations shall administer contracts with individual distributed renewable energy generation device owners; requires an individual distributed renewable energy generation device owner to have the ability to measure the output of his or her distributed renewable energy generation device; and deletes language that provides that the Agency shall take certain actions, if in any given year, funds are insufficient to cover the costs of complying with the target procurement of renewable energy resources in the required proportionate amounts.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/17/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Ann Williams
  2/17/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2011HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  3/1/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/3/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Biss
  3/7/2011HouseRe-assigned to Environment & Energy Committee
  3/16/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  3/16/2011HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Mike Fortner
  3/16/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  3/17/2011HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) April 15, 2011
  3/30/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/30/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Mell
  3/30/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/30/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  3/31/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  4/13/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Ann Williams
  4/13/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/14/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Environment & Energy Committee
  4/14/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Environment & Energy Committee; by Voice Vote
  4/14/2011HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Environment & Energy Committee; 017-000-000
  4/14/2011HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2011HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2011HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2011HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 6, 2011
  5/6/2011HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 20, 2011
  5/17/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan A. Gordon
  5/20/2011HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 27, 2011
  5/27/2011HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2011
  5/31/2011HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

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