Illinois Power Agency Workshop on Supplemental Photovoltaic Procurement Plan

25 Jul 2014 11:53 AM | Anonymous

Workshop Announcement: Supplemental Photovoltaic Procurement Plan


August 7, 2014 10 am to 3 pm

160 N. LaSalle Street, 5th Floor Chicago, IL


On August 7, 2014 the Illinois Power Agency (“IPA”) will hold a public workshop pursuant to Section 1-56(i)(1) of the Illinois Power Agency Act.1


The IPA will be developing a supplemental procurement plan to purchase solar renewable energy credits using up to $30 million from the Renewable Energy Resources Fund. This workshop will provide an opportunity for the IPA to present an overview of Section 1-56(i), discuss key issues, and receive feedback from interested stakeholders.2


A full agenda will be released prior to the Workshop. The IPA expects the Workshop will have two sessions, one from 10am to noon, and one from 1pm to 3pm.


Please RSVP to Anthony Star at: Anthony.star@illinois.gov. Pleases note that a government- issued photo ID is required for entry into the building. A call-in number will be available upon request.

Section 1-56(i) Timeline:


August 7, 2014 : Public workshop

September 29, 2014 : IPA releases draft plan

October 14, 2014  : Deadline for comments on draft plan

October 28 2014 : IPA files revised draft plan with the Illinois Commerce Commission Deadline for Illinois Commerce 

January 26, 2015 : Commission approval of plan


1 Section 1‐56(i) of the Illinois Power Agency Act is a new subsection enacted pursuant to Public Act 98‐0672 which has an effective date of June 30, 2014. Subsection 1‐56(i)(1) reads in part, “In developing the supplemental procurement plan, the Agency shall hold at least one workshop open to the public within 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly and shall consider any comments made by stakeholders or the public.”

2 Please note that the IPA held a workshop on June 12, 2014 regarding matters related to Distributed Generation and subsequently issued a Request for Comments. Materials from that workshop and the responses to the Request for Comments are available on the IPA website under “Energy Procurement/Plans Under Development.” 

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