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AN ACT concerning regulation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Public Utilities Act is amended by adding
Section 20-140 as follows:
(220 ILCS 5/20-140 new)
Expanded use of energy saving programs.
(a) The Commission may establish a program for promoting
expanded use of energy saving programs for residential and
small commercial customers. The program shall include the use
of thermostats, lights, plugs, and other devices that allow a
customer to control and reduce his or her energy usage. The
program shall not discriminate based on brand names and shall
include ways to promote those devices and incentives for
residential customers, including both homeowners and renters.
(b) On or before September 1, 2018 and every 2 years
thereafter, the Commission shall initiate a collaborative
workshop for stakeholders, retail electric suppliers,
advocates for energy savings, and industry representatives
developing energy savings devices and applications.
(c) Any recommendations arising from the workshop process
from this Section shall be included in the annual report of the
Office of Retail Market Development.