Bill Status of HB1385 95th General Assembly
Short Description: UTILITIES-PAYS PILOT PROGRAM
Rep. Carolyn H. Krause - Ron Stephens - Sandy Cole - Sandra M. Pihos - Elizabeth Coulson
| 1/13/2009||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Creates the utility energy efficiency program. Provides that each public utility shall implement a program to be called the utility energy efficiency program, that shall: (1) allow a residential electric utility customer to receive home inspections and air conditioning cycling programs with no up-front payments; and by paying reasonable costs associated with the energy efficiency program; and (2) provide information on each billing statement about the program, including contact information for enrolling in the program, and the utility must post information about the energy efficiency program on its website. Requires public utility to submit to the Illinois Commerce Commission its plan for the energy conservation program by January 1, 2008. Provides that beginning July 1, 2009, each public utility shall submit an annual report to the Commission detailing (1) the number of customers enrolled in the program; (2) the amount estimated to be conserved by the program; and (3) estimated costs saved by residential customers. Provides that the Commission shall compile the information by the utilities, assess the progress of the program, and report its findings to the General Assembly. Provides that the Commission shall adopt all rules necessary for administration of this pilot project. Effective immediately.