(220 ILCS 5/16-106)
    Sec. 16-106. Billing experiments. During the mandatory transition period, an electric utility may at its discretion conduct one or more experiments for the provision or billing of services on a consolidated or aggregated basis, for the provision of real-time pricing, or other billing or pricing experiments, and may include experimental programs offered to groups of retail customers possessing common attributes as defined by the electric utility, such as the members of an organization that was established to serve a well-defined industry group, companies having multiple sites, or closely located or affiliated buildings, provided that such groups exist for a purpose other than obtaining energy services and have been in existence for at least 10 years. The offering of such a program by an electric utility to retail customers participating in the program, and the participation by those customers in the program, shall not create any right in any other retail customer or group of customers to participate in the same or a similar program. The Commission shall allow such experiments to go into effect upon the filing by the electric utility of a statement describing the program. Nothing contained in this Section shall be deemed to prohibit the electric utility from offering, or the Commission from approving, experimental rates, tariffs and services in addition to those allowed under this Section. The Commission shall review and report annually the progress, participation and effects of such experiments to the General Assembly. Based upon its review, recommendations for modification of such experiments may be made by the Commission to the Illinois General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 90-561, eff. 12-16-97.)