Thank you to those of you who submitted comments to the Illinois Power Agency (IPA) about the lack of distributed solar in the 2012 Draft Procurement Plan.
Click here to read ELPC’s comments
Click here to read other parties' comments
There was a solid response from supporters of a distributed solar program – this is clearly an issue that many residents and businesses care about in Illinois.
As the next step in the process, the IPA will submit the FINAL Procurement Plan to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) next Wednesday, September 28th.
At that point, the ICC will initiate a formal proceeding to seek additional comments and solicit input about the controversial issues. This process will last until the end of December, at which point they will issue an order either approving or modifying the plan.
We do not know yet whether the Final Plan will include a distributed solar procurement. Either way, it will be an uphill battle to obtain ICC approval, and generating additional public comments will be essential.
Conference Call Friday 9/30 at 9:30 am.
- summarize the solar procurement provisions in the IPA’s Final Plan,
- outline the schedule for the ICC proceeding,
- and highlight the opportunities for you to influence the ICC’s final decision.
The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) Solar Team