TITLE 83: PUBLIC UTILITIES
CHAPTER I: ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION
SUBCHAPTER c: ELECTRIC UTILITIES
PART 465 NET METERING
SECTION 465.50 ELECTRICITY PROVIDER BILLING FOR ELIGIBLE CUSTOMERS


 

Section 465.50  Electricity Provider Billing for Eligible Customers

 

a)         Billing for all residential customers and non-residential customers with generators no greater than 40kW

 

1)         Customers taking services under rates other than time of use rates

 

A)        The electric utility shall determine whether the customer is a net 

purchaser of electricity or a net seller of electricity during the billing period.

 

B)        If the customer is a net purchaser of electricity during the billing period, the electricity provider shall assess charges on the net amount purchased at the tariffed or contract rate, as appropriate, under which, the customer is taking service from the electricity provider. To the extent that the electric utility is not the electricity provider, the electric utility shall assess charges for delivery and other provided services at the tariffed rate under which the customer is taking electric service from the electric utility.

 

C)        If the customer is a net seller of electricity, the customer shall receive a credit from the electricity provider that is equal to the net kilowatt-hours supplied by the customer during the billing period. To the extent that the electric utility is not the electricity provider, the customer shall receive a credit for delivery service from the electric utility that is equal to the net kilowatt-hours delivered to the electric utility's system by the customer during the billing period. Any credits received by the customer will be carried over to subsequent billing periods. Unused credits will expire at the end of the annual period or earlier in the event the customer terminates service from the electricity provider.

 

2)         Customers taking service under time of use rates

 

A)        The electric utility shall determine whether the customer is a net purchaser of electricity or a net seller of electricity during each discrete time period for which the tariffed or contract rate for electricity supply, as appropriate, is applicable. For each time period, the electricity provider shall multiply the tariffed or contract rate for electricity supply, as appropriate, by the amount purchased or sold by the customer to determine each time period's charge or credit. These amounts shall be summed to determine the net energy charge or credit for the billing period.

 

B)        If the customer is a net purchaser of electricity, the customer will remain responsible for all taxes, fees and utility delivery charges that would otherwise be applicable to the net amount of electricity used by the customer.

 

C)        If the customer is a net seller of electricity, the customer shall receive a monetary credit from the electricity provider that is equal to the energy credit determined for the billing period, plus kilowatt-hour based delivery charges multiplied by the net energy supplied over the billing period.  When eligible customers receive service under an electricity provider's bundled service rates, the monetary credit shall be equal to the applicable kilowatt-hour based bundled service charges, multiplied by the net energy supplied over the billing period. In the event that the electricity provider is not the electric utility, the monetary credit for delivery service shall be provided by the electric utility. Any monetary credits received by the customer will be carried over to subsequent billing periods. Unused credits will expire at the end of the annual period or earlier in the event that the customer terminates service from the electricity provider. For purposes of calculating the customer's electricity bill, any credits may be used to offset other charges assessed by the electricity provider.

 

b)         Billing for non-residential eligible customers with generators over 40 kW and no greater than 2,000 meters

 

1)         Customers taking service under rates other than time of use rates

 

A)        The electric utility shall determine whether the customer is a net purchaser of electricity or a net seller of electricity during the billing period. If the customer is a net purchaser of electricity during the billing period, the electricity provider shall apply the applicable tariffed or contract rate, as applicable, to the net amount purchased. If the customer is a net seller of electricity, the electricity provider shall compensate the customer at the electricity provider's avoided cost of electricity supply. For purposes of calculating the customer's electricity bill, any resulting credits may be used to offset other charges assessed by the electricity provider.

 

B)        The electric utility shall assess delivery charges, fees and taxes on the gross amount of electricity supplied to the eligible customer, regardless of whether the eligible customer is a net purchaser or a net seller. When an eligible customer receives service under an electricity provider's bundled service rates, delivery charges shall be the applicable bundled service rate under which that customer purchases electric service. For the purposes of calculating the customer's bill, any compensation to the customer may be used to offset other charges assessed by the utility.

 

2)         Non-residential customers taking service under time of use rates

 

A)        The electric utility shall determine whether the customer is a net purchaser of electricity or a net seller of electricity during each discrete time period. For each time period, the electricity provider shall multiply the applicable rate to the amount purchased or sold by the customer to determine each time period's charge or credit. These amounts shall be summed to determine the net energy charge or credit for each billing period.

 

B)        The electric utility shall assess delivery charges, fees and taxes on the gross amount of electricity supplied to the eligible customer, regardless of whether the eligible customer is a net purchaser or a net seller. In the case of an eligible customer receiving service under an electricity provider's bundled service rates, delivery services charges shall be the applicable bundled service rate under which the customer purchases electric services. For the purpose of calculating the customer's bill, any compensation to the customer may be used to offset other charges assessed by the electric utility.