TITLE 83: PUBLIC UTILITIES
CHAPTER I: ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION
SUBCHAPTER c: ELECTRIC UTILITIES
PART 466 ELECTRIC INTERCONNECTION OF DISTRIBUTED GENERATION FACILITIES
SECTION 466.130 DISPUTES


 

Section 466.130  Disputes

 

a)         A party shall attempt to resolve all disputes regarding interconnection promptly and in a good faith manner.  A party shall provide prompt written notice of the existence of the dispute, including sufficient detail to identify the scope of the dispute, to the other party in order to attempt to resolve the dispute in a good faith manner.

 

b)         An informal meeting between the parties shall be held within 10 business days after receipt of the written notice.  Persons with decision-making authority from each party shall attend such meeting.  In the event said dispute involves technical issues, persons with sufficient technical expertise and familiarity with the issue in dispute from each Party shall also attend the informal meeting.  If the parties agree, such a meeting may be conducted by teleconference.

 

c)         Subsequent to the informal meeting referred to in subsection (b), a party may seek resolution of any disputes through the complaint or mediation procedures available at the Consumer Services Division (CSD) of the Commission. Dispute resolution at the Commission will be initially conducted in an informal, expeditious manner to reach resolution with minimal costs and delay. If no resolution is reached after informal discussions, either party may file a formal complaint with the Commission.

 

d)         Pursuit of dispute resolution shall not affect an interconnection applicant with regard to consideration of an interconnection request or an interconnection applicant's position in the EDC's interconnection queue.