Public Act 102-0662 Implementation
On Sept. 15, 2021, the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (Public Act 102-0662) was signed into law by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker. With the enactment of the Public Act 102-0662, the Illinois Power Agency is tasked with numerous crucial implementation activities.
CEJA implementation page serves as an up-to-date hub of information to ensure stakeholders and interested parties are apprised the latest developments related to the Agency's implementation of the Act.
The Agency's activities related to the development of new renewable resources to support the Illinois renewable Portfolio Standard are guided by the Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan. The
Initial Plan was approved in 2018 and a
Revised Plan was approved in June 2021.
draft Second Revised Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan was released for public comment on August 16, 2021.
Update (September 15, 2021): This Plan has been withdrawn by the Agency pursuant to the provisions of the newly enacted Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (Public Act 102-0662). The Agency will be developing a new Revised Long-Term Plan that reflects the changes to the Renewable Portfolio Standard stemming from this new Act.
The Plan describes the implementation of:
The Adjustable Block Program (for photovoltaic distributed generation and community solar), also known as Illinois Shines
- The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (Public Act 102-0662) will include significant changes to the Adjustable Block Program, including the reopening of the program within 90 days (December 14, 2021). The IPA and the Program Administrator will provide updates
here on these programmatic changes and the process of reopening the program as they develop.
Illinois Solar for All (low-income residential distributed generation and community solar)
- Accepting applications for low-income residential distributed generation projects.
Competitive procurements (for Renewable Energy Credits from new utility-scale wind, utility-scale photovoltaic, and brownfield photovoltaic projects)
- Procurements will resume in 2022. A calendar of procurement events will be posted shortly.
Electricity Procurement for Eligible Retail Customers
The IPA welcomes your questions and hopes you will take advantage of the information offered on our website. Please be aware that state ethics rules may require that some communications be reported to the Procurement Policy Board. This link:
Ethics Reporting Associated with Communications with the IPA provides more information.
The Illinois Power Agency exists to serve the people of Illinois by overseeing the electricity planning and procurement processes for residential and small commercial customers of Ameren, ComEd, and MidAmerican. It also manages the implementation of the Illinois Renewable Portfolio Standard.
The IPA's processes and mandates are described in the Illinois Power Agency Act and the Illinois Public Utilities Act. With the help of your feedback, we will continue to use best practices to meet the goals set out for the Agency.
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