The Illinois Power Agency is pleased to announce that it will be conducting workshops on implementation of revisions to the Illinois Renewable Portfolio Standard (“RPS”) pursuant to Public Act 99-0906 (the Future Energy Jobs Act), which take effect June 1, 2017.
• More detailed agendas will be released prior to the workshops at dates to be determined.
• All workshops will include an option to participate via telephone.
• As space may be very limited at the workshops, attendees are encouraged to send only one representative to the workshops and have others participate via telephone.
This workshop will focus on the goal of procuring one million annual Renewable Energy Credits each from new utility-scale wind, and utility-scale/brownfield solar (pursuant to new Section 1- 75(c)(1)(G)) of the Illinois Power Agency Act). The workshop will provide an overview of the proposed structure and terms of the procurements, select contract provisions, and the timeline for conducting the procurements. The workshop will provide an opportunity for stakeholder input prior to the release of draft contracts, which is anticipated to be in June.
This workshop will provide an opportunity for stakeholder feedback. In addition, in the weeks following the conclusion of this workshop, the Illinois Power Agency anticipates issuing specific questions that arise from the workshop to stakeholders, providing both workshop attendees and non-attendees with an opportunity to provide more focused, well-researched, and detailed feedback to the Agency on specific key issues.