(20 ILCS 687/6-6)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2025)
    Sec. 6-6. Energy efficiency program.
    (a) For the year beginning January 1, 1998, and thereafter as provided in this Section, each electric utility as defined in Section 3-105 of the Public Utilities Act and each alternative retail electric supplier as defined in Section 16-102 of the Public Utilities Act supplying electric power and energy to retail customers located in the State of Illinois shall contribute annually a pro rata share of a total amount of $3,000,000 based upon the number of kilowatt-hours sold by each such entity in the 12 months preceding the year of contribution. On or before May 1 of each year, the Illinois Commerce Commission shall determine and notify the Agency of the pro rata share owed by each electric utility and each alternative retail electric supplier based upon information supplied annually to the Illinois Commerce Commission. On or before June 1 of each year, the Agency shall send written notification to each electric utility and each alternative retail electric supplier of the amount of pro rata share they owe. These contributions shall be remitted to the Department of Revenue on or before June 30 of each year the contribution is due on a return prescribed and furnished by the Department of Revenue showing such information as the Department of Revenue may reasonably require. The funds received pursuant to this Section shall be subject to the appropriation of funds by the General Assembly. The Department of Revenue shall place the funds remitted under this Section in a trust fund, that is hereby created in the State Treasury, called the Energy Efficiency Trust Fund. If an electric utility or alternative retail electric supplier does not remit its pro rata share to the Department of Revenue, the Department of Revenue must inform the Illinois Commerce Commission of such failure. The Illinois Commerce Commission may then revoke the certification of that electric utility or alternative retail electric supplier. The Illinois Commerce Commission may not renew the certification of any electric utility or alternative retail electric supplier that is delinquent in paying its pro rata share.
    (b) The Agency shall disburse the moneys in the Energy Efficiency Trust Fund to benefit residential electric customers through projects which the Agency has determined will promote energy efficiency in the State of Illinois. The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall establish a list of projects eligible for grants from the Energy Efficiency Trust Fund including, but not limited to, supporting energy efficiency efforts for low-income households, replacing energy inefficient windows with more efficient windows, replacing energy inefficient appliances with more efficient appliances, replacing energy inefficient lighting with more efficient lighting, insulating dwellings and buildings, using market incentives to encourage energy efficiency, and such other projects which will increase energy efficiency in homes and rental properties.
    (c) The Agency may, by administrative rule, establish criteria and an application process for this grant program.
    (d) (Blank).
    (e) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 102-444, eff. 8-20-21.)