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Full Text of SB1301  101st General Assembly




State of Illinois
2019 and 2020


Introduced 2/7/2019, by Sen. John G. Mulroe


220 ILCS 5/20-110

    Amends the Retail Electric Competition Act of 2006 of the Public Utilities Act. Provides that any information in the report submitted by the Office of Retail Market Development on June 30 of each year involving price comparison between electric utilities, electric utilities providing service outside their service territories, or alternative retail electric suppliers shall also include the combined value of certain additional products and services offered by the competitive retail electricity market. Provides that the Illinois Commerce Commission may include other energy savings and marketing savings programs as they develop in the market.

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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Public Utilities Act is amended by changing
5Section 20-110 as follows:
6    (220 ILCS 5/20-110)
7    Sec. 20-110. Office of Retail Market Development. Within 90
8days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
994th General Assembly, subject to appropriation, the
10Commission shall establish an Office of Retail Market
11Development and employ on its staff a Director of Retail Market
12Development to oversee the Office. The Director shall have
13authority to employ or otherwise retain at least 2
14professionals dedicated to the task of actively seeking out
15ways to promote retail competition in Illinois to benefit all
16Illinois consumers.
17    The Office shall actively seek input from all interested
18parties and shall develop a thorough understanding and critical
19analyses of the tools and techniques used to promote retail
20competition in other states.
21    The Office shall monitor existing competitive conditions
22in Illinois, identify barriers to retail competition for all
23customer classes, and actively explore and propose to the



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1Commission and to the General Assembly solutions to overcome
2identified barriers. The Director may include municipal
3aggregation of customers and creating and designing customer
4choice programs as tools for retail market development.
5Solutions proposed by the Office to promote retail competition
6must also promote safe, reliable, and affordable electric
8    On or before June 30 of each year, the Director shall
9submit a report to the Commission, the General Assembly, and
10the Governor, that details specific accomplishments achieved
11by the Office in the prior 12 months in promoting retail
12electric competition and that suggests administrative and
13legislative action necessary to promote further improvements
14in retail electric competition. Any information in this report
15involving price comparisons between electric utilities,
16electric utilities providing service outside their service
17territories, or alternative retail electric suppliers shall
18also include the combined value of additional products and
19services offered by the competitive retail electricity market,
20including, but not limited to, the cash value of energy control
21technologies provided, the megawatt hours of energy savings
22realized by customers utilizing energy control technologies,
23the megawatt hours of renewable energy exclusive of State
24mandated purchases, and the total amounts of cash or cash
25equivalent offers. The Commission may include other energy
26savings and marketing savings programs as they develop in the



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2(Source: P.A. 94-1095, eff. 2-2-07.)