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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 adding
5Section 20-140 as follows:
6    (220 ILCS 5/20-140 new)
7    Sec. 20-140. Expanded use of energy saving programs.
8    (a) The Commission may establish a program for promoting
9expanded use of energy saving programs for residential and
10small commercial customers. The program shall include the use
11of thermostats, lights, plugs, and other devices that allow a
12customer to control and reduce his or her energy usage. The
13program shall not discriminate based on brand names and shall
14include ways to promote those devices and incentives for
15residential customers, including both homeowners and renters.
16    (b) On or before September 1, 2018 and every 2 years
17thereafter, the Commission shall initiate a collaborative
18workshop for stakeholders, retail electric suppliers,
19advocates for energy savings, and industry representatives
20developing energy savings devices and applications.
21    (c) Any recommendations arising from the workshop process
22from this Section shall be included in the annual report of the
23Office of Retail Market Development.