(220 ILCS 5/16-111.5B)
Provisions relating to energy efficiency procurement.
(a) Procurement plans prepared and filed pursuant to Section 16-111.5 of this Act during the years 2012 through 2015 shall be subject to the following additional requirements:
(1) The analysis included pursuant to paragraph (2)
of subsection (b) of Section 16-111.5 shall also include the impact of energy efficiency building codes or appliance standards, both current and projected.
(2) The procurement plan components described in
subsection (b) of Section 16-111.5 shall also include an assessment of opportunities to expand the programs promoting energy efficiency measures that have been offered under plans approved pursuant to Section 8-103 of this Act or to implement additional cost-effective energy efficiency programs or measures.
(3) In addition to the information provided pursuant
to paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 16-111.5 of this Act, each Illinois utility procuring power pursuant to that Section shall annually provide to the Illinois Power Agency by July 15 of each year, or such other date as may be required by the Commission or Agency, an assessment of cost-effective energy efficiency programs or measures that could be included in the procurement plan. The assessment shall include the following:
(A) A comprehensive energy efficiency potential
study for the utility's service territory that was completed within the past 3 years.
(B) Beginning in 2014, the most recent analysis
submitted pursuant to Section 8-103A of this Act and approved by the Commission under subsection (f) of Section 8-103 of this Act.
(C) Identification of new or expanded
cost-effective energy efficiency programs or measures that are incremental to those included in energy efficiency and demand-response plans approved by the Commission pursuant to Section 8-103 of this Act and that would be offered to all retail customers whose electric service has not been declared competitive under Section 16-113 of this Act and who are eligible to purchase power and energy from the utility under fixed-price bundled service tariffs, regardless of whether such customers actually do purchase such power and energy from the utility.
(D) Analysis showing that the new or expanded
cost-effective energy efficiency programs or measures would lead to a reduction in the overall cost of electric service.
(E) Analysis of how the cost of procuring
additional cost-effective energy efficiency measures compares over the life of the measures to the prevailing cost of comparable supply.
(F) An energy savings goal, expressed in
megawatt-hours, for the year in which the measures will be implemented.
(G) For each expanded or new program, the
estimated amount that the program may reduce the agency's need to procure supply.
In preparing such assessments, a utility shall
conduct an annual solicitation process for purposes of requesting proposals from third-party vendors, the results of which shall be provided to the Agency as part of the assessment, including documentation of all bids received. The utility shall develop requests for proposals consistent with the manner in which it develops requests for proposals under plans approved pursuant to Section 8-103 of this Act, which considers input from the Agency and interested stakeholders.
(4) The Illinois Power Agency shall include in the
procurement plan prepared pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (d) of Section 16-111.5 of this Act energy efficiency programs and measures it determines are cost-effective and the associated annual energy savings goal included in the annual solicitation process and assessment submitted pursuant to paragraph (3) of this subsection (a).
(5) Pursuant to paragraph (4) of subsection (d) of
Section 16-111.5 of this Act, the Commission shall also approve the energy efficiency programs and measures included in the procurement plan, including the annual energy savings goal, if the Commission determines they fully capture the potential for all achievable cost-effective savings, to the extent practicable, and otherwise satisfy the requirements of Section 8-103 of this Act.
In the event the Commission approves the procurement
of additional energy efficiency, it shall reduce the amount of power to be procured under the procurement plan to reflect the additional energy efficiency and shall direct the utility to undertake the procurement of such energy efficiency, which shall not be subject to the requirements of subsection (e) of Section 16-111.5 of this Act. The utility shall consider input from the Agency and interested stakeholders on the procurement and administration process. The requirements set forth in paragraphs (1) through (5) of this subsection (a) shall terminate after the filing of the procurement plan in 2015, and no energy efficiency shall be procured by the Agency thereafter. Energy efficiency programs approved previously under this Section shall terminate no later than December 31, 2017.
(6) An electric utility shall recover its costs
incurred under this Section related to the implementation of energy efficiency programs and measures approved by the Commission in its order approving the procurement plan under Section 16-111.5 of this Act, including, but not limited to, all costs associated with complying with this Section and all start-up and administrative costs and the costs for any evaluation, measurement, and verification of the measures, from all retail customers whose electric service has not been declared competitive under Section 16-113 of this Act and who are eligible to purchase power and energy from the utility under fixed-price bundled service tariffs, regardless of whether such customers actually do purchase such power and energy from the utility through the automatic adjustment clause tariff established pursuant to Section 8-103 of this Act, provided, however, that the limitations described in subsection (d) of that Section shall not apply to the costs incurred pursuant to this Section or Section 16-111.7 of this Act.
(b) For purposes of this Section, the term "energy efficiency" shall have the meaning set forth in Section 1-10 of the Illinois Power Agency Act, and the term "cost-effective" shall have the meaning set forth in subsection (a) of Section 8-103 of this Act.
(c) The changes to this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly shall not interfere with existing contracts executed under a Commission order entered under this Section.
(d)(1) For those electric utilities subject to the requirements of Section 8-103B of this Act, the contracts governing the energy efficiency programs and measures approved by the Commission in its order approving the procurement plan for the period June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017 may be extended through December 31, 2017 so that the energy efficiency programs subject to such contracts and approved in such plan continue to be offered during the period June 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Each such utility is authorized to increase, on a pro rata basis, the energy savings goals and budgets approved under this Section to reflect the additional 7 months of implementation of the energy efficiency programs and measures.
(2) If the Illinois Power Agency filed with the Commission, under Section 16-111.5 of this Act, its proposed procurement plan for the period commencing June 1, 2017, and the Commission has not yet entered its final order approving such plan on or before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, then the Illinois Power Agency shall file a notice of withdrawal with the Commission to withdraw the proposed energy efficiency programs to be approved under such plan. Upon receipt of such notice, the Commission shall enter an order that approves the withdrawal of all proposed energy efficiency programs from the plan. The initially proposed energy efficiency programs shall not be approved or be the subject of any further hearing, investigation, proceeding, or order of any kind.
(3) This amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly preempts and supersedes any order entered by the Commission that approved the Illinois Power Agency's procurement plan for the period commencing June 1, 2017, to the extent inconsistent with the provisions of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly. To the extent any such previously entered order approved energy efficiency programs under this Section, the portion of such order approving such programs shall be void, and the provisions of paragraph (1) of this subsection (d) shall apply.
(Source: P.A. 99-906, eff. 6-1-17