|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements, Regulatory Instruments>Obligation schemes|
|Policy Target:||Wind, Bioenergy, Hydropower, Multiple RE Sources>Power, Solar|
|Agency:||Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) and the newly created Illinois Power Agency|
|Legal References:||Amendment to the Illinois Power Agency Act, SB 1987|
On August 28, 2007, the Governor of Illinois signed into law Public Act 095-0481, which set a statewide Renewable Energy Standard and an Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS). Under the RES, utilities in Illinois must supply 2% of their power from renewable energy sources by 2008, 10% by 2015, and 25% by 2025. Seventy-five percent of the electricity used to meet the renewable standard must come from wind power generation; 25% will come from other eligible electricity resources include solar, biomass, and existing hydropower sources. The law also includes an efficiency standard (or EEPS) that requires utilities to implement cost-effective energy efficiency measures to reduce electric usage. The EEPS will require Illinois utilities to reduce overall electric usage by 0.2% of demand in 2008 and escalating to 2.0% by 2015.
Last modified: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 15:14:51 CET