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(220 ILCS 5/16-111.11)
Supplier diversity reporting for non-utilities.
(a) The following entities shall submit an annual supplier diversity report to the Commission for a given year:
(1) entities that received a contract to provide
more than 10,000 renewable energy credits approved by the Commission in a given year pursuant to subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (5) of subsection (b) of Section 16-111.5;
(2) entities that received a contract to provide
more than 10,000 renewable energy credits approved by the Commission in a given year pursuant to subsection (e) of Section 16-111.5;
(3) alternative retail electric suppliers that
have yearly sales in the State of 1,000,000,000 kilowatt hours or more, and alternative gas suppliers as defined in Section 19-105 that have yearly sales in the State of 1,000,000 dekatherms or more;
(4) entities constructing or operating an HVDC
transmission line as defined in Section 1-10 of the Illinois Power Agency Act or entities constructing or operating transmission facilities under a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued pursuant to subsection (b-5) of Section 8-406;
(5) entities installing more than 100 energy
efficiency measures with a certificate approved by the Commission pursuant to Section 16-128B; and
(6) other suppliers of electricity generated from
any resource, including, but not limited to, hydro, nuclear, coal, natural gas, and any other supplier of energy within this State.
(b) An annual report filed pursuant to this Section shall be filed on an electronic form as designed by the Commission by June 1, 2023 and every June 1 thereafter, in a searchable Adobe PDF format, on all procurement goals and actual spending for women-owned businesses, minority-owned businesses, veteran-owned businesses, and small business enterprises in the previous calendar year related to the performance of obligations in the State of the contracts of licenses listed in subsection (a). These goals shall be expressed as a percentage of the total work performed by the entity submitting the report. The actual spending for all women-owned businesses, minority-owned businesses, veteran-owned businesses, and small business enterprises shall also be expressed as a percentage of the total work performed by the entity submitting the report. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, any entity with obligations related to equity eligible actions pursuant to the Illinois Power Agency Act may express such goals and spending in those terms.
Each participating entity in its annual report shall include the following information related to the entity's operations in the State related to the certificates or activities listed in subsection (a):
(1) an explanation of the plan for the next year
to increase participation;
(2) an explanation of the plan to increase the
(3) the areas of procurement each entity shall be
actively seeking more participation in the next year;
(4) an outline of the plan to alert and encourage
potential vendors in that area to seek business from the entity;
(5) an explanation of the challenges faced in
finding quality vendors and offer any suggestions for what the Commission could do to be helpful to identify those vendors;
(6) a list of the certifications the entity
(7) the point of contact for any potential vendor
who wants to do business with the entity and explain the process for a vendor to enroll with the company as a minority-owned, women-owned, or veteran-owned company; and
(8) any particular success stories to encourage
other entities to emulate best practices.
(c) Each annual report shall include as much State-specific data as possible. If the submitting entity does not submit State-specific data, then the entity shall include any national data it does have and explain why it could not submit State-specific data and how it intends to do so in future reports.
(d) Each annual report shall include the rules, regulations, and definitions used for the procurement goals in the entity's annual report.
(e) Each annual report filed or submitted under this Section shall be submitted with the Commission. The Commission shall not be required or authorized to compel production of any report under this Section. The Commission shall hold an annual workshop open to the public in 2024 and every year thereafter on the state of supplier diversity to collaboratively seek solutions to structural impediments to achieving stated goals, including testimony from participating entities as well as subject matter experts and advocates in a non-antagonistic manner. The Commission shall invite all entities submitting a report pursuant to this Section. The Commission shall publish a database on its website of the point of contact for each participating entity for supplier diversity, along with a list of certifications each company recognizes from the information submitted in each annual report. The Commission shall publish each annual report on its website and shall maintain each annual report for at least 5 years.
(Source: P.A. 102-1031, eff. 5-27-22.)