I am happy to report that House Bill 1913, sponsored by Rep Karen May, which raises the retail net metering limit for solar and wind power from 40 kW to 2 MW AC and increases the peak limit from 1% to 5%, has passed the House Public Utilities Committee 23-0 on April 13, 2011.
House Bill 1943, sponsored by Rep Ann Williams, which includes up to 25 kW and 25-2000 kW carve outs in the Renewable Portfolio Standard, has passed the House Environment and Energy Committee 17-0 on April 14, 2011.
Both bills now go to the full Illinois House for a short debate. You can follow the legislation at the Illinois General Assembly website www.ilga.gov
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