[ Search ] [ Legislation ] [ Bill Summary ]
[ Home ] [ Back ] [ Bottom ]
90_HB1537 220 ILCS 5/8-209 new Amends the Public Utilities Act. Requires the Illinois Commerce Commission to establish a statewide electric utility reliability standard. Requires the standard to include a maximum number of electric service outages and a maximum number of cumulative hours of electric service outages in a calendar year for any single electric utility customer beyond which service is deemed unreliable. Requires the Commission to develop a means of enforcement of the standard that includes the waiver of the fixed customer charge for any customer whose electric service has failed to meet the reliability standard in any given month. Provides that the utility is responsible for damages incurred by a customer and caused by a service outage. LRB9004178JSgc LRB9004178JSgc 1 AN ACT to amend the Public Utilities Act by adding 2 Section 8-209. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Public Utilities Act is amended by adding 6 Section 8-209 as follows: 7 (220 ILCS 5/8-209 new) 8 Sec. 8-209. Utility service reliability standard; 9 enforcement; damages. 10 (a) The Commission shall establish a statewide electric 11 utility service reliability standard. The standard shall be 12 designed so that the service for any customer can be 13 determined to be reliable or unreliable. The standard shall 14 include a maximum number of electric service outages for any 15 single electric utility customer and a maximum cumulative 16 number of hours of electric service outages in a calendar 17 year for any single electric utility customer beyond which 18 service is deemed unreliable. The standard may be different 19 for different rate classes. In setting the appropriate 20 standard, the Commission shall consider the costs that would 21 be incurred to meet a reliability standard and the benefits 22 of improved reliability and improved reliability planning 23 that would result from the creation of the standard. The 24 Commission shall develop a means of enforcement of the 25 reliability standard that shall include, but not be limited 26 to, waiver of the fixed monthly customer charge for any 27 customer whose service has failed to meet the reliability 28 standard. 29 (b) An electric public utility is responsible for all 30 damages incurred by a customer and caused by a service 31 outage.
[ Top ]