Renewable Mandate Status: Not on Track
Eligible Resources: wind, solar thermal energy, photovoltaic cells and panels, biodiesel, crops and untreated and unadulterated organic waste biomass, tree waste, hydropower that does not involve new construction or significant expansion of hydropower dams, and other alternative sources of environmentally preferable energy.[iii]
Investor owned utilities must meet 75% of annual requirement with wind. Alternative electric retail suppliers are required to meet 60% of annual requirement with wind. All utilities are required to meet 6% of annual requirement with photovoltaics in compliance year 2015-2016 and thereafter.[iv]
Compliance Schedule (Solar PV in Parenthesis):[v]
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Renewable Portfolio History: Passed an act in 2001 creating a voluntary renewable-energy goal of 5% by 2010 and 15% by 2020. In 2005, the Illinois Commerce Commission adopted a resolution for an additional interim goal of 8% by 2013. Public Act 095-0481 enacted in 2007 to create the Illinois Power Agency (IPA) which oversaw only investor-owned electric utilities (EUs). Public Act 096-0159 extended IPA scope over alternative retail suppliers and EUs that sell outside of their service[vi].
Credit Trading: Yes
Noncompliance penalty: procurement plans are required to include sufficient renewable energy resources sufficient to achieve renewable targets.[vii]
Electricity Price Ranking: 22nd Highest[viii]
- 9.14 cents/KWh in Illinois
- 7.67 cents/KWh in non-mandated states
[i] Energy Information Administration, Electricity Generation 2009, http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/epa/generation_state_mon.xls.
[ii] Illinois Compiled Statutes §20 3855/1-75, c-1 (Aug. 28, 2007), http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs5.asp?ActID=2934&ChapAct=20%26nbsp;ILCS%26nbsp;3855/&ChapterID=5&ChapterName=EXECUTIVE+BRANCH&ActName=Illinois+Power+Agency+Act.
[iv] Public Act 96-0159, 1-56 (Aug. 10, 2009), http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/96/096-0159.htm.
[v]Illinois Compiled Statutes §20 3855/1-75, c-1 (Aug. 28, 2007), http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs5.asp?ActID=2934&ChapAct=20%26nbsp;ILCS%26nbsp;3855/&ChapterID=5&ChapterName=EXECUTIVE+BRANCH&ActName=Illinois+Power+Agency+Act.
[vi] Database of Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency, Illinois, http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=IL04R&re=1&ee=1.
[vii] Illinois Compiled States, 20 ILCS § 2855, http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs5.asp?ActID=2934&ChapAct=20%26nbsp%3BILCS%26nbsp%3B3855%2F&ChapterID=5&ChapterName=EXECUTIVE+BRANCH&ActName=Illinois+Power+Agency+Act%2E.
[viii] EIA, Electric Power Monthly, Table 5.6.B., Average Retail Price of Electricity, June 2010, Released Sept. 15, 2010, http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/epm/table5_6_b.html.