Bill Text: IL SB1792 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Public Utilities Act. Requires the Illinois Commerce Commission to contract with an independent consultant selected through a request for proposal process to produce a report analyzing the potential costs and benefits of energy storage systems. Provides that the independent consultant must analyze: cost savings to ratepayers from the provision of services; direct-cost savings to customers that deploy energy storage systems; an improved ability to integrate renewable resources; improved reliability and power quality; the effect on retail electric rates over the useful life of a given energy storage system compared to the impact on retail electric rates using a nonenergy storage system alternative over the useful life of the nonenergy storage system alternative; reduced greenhouse gas emissions; and any other value reasonably related to the application of energy storage system technology. Requires the Illinois Commerce Commission to submit the report to the General Assembly and the Governor by December 31, 2019. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-10 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [SB1792 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-SB1792-Engrossed.html



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1 AN ACT concerning regulation.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Public Utilities Act is amended by adding
5Section 16-107.7 as follows:
6 (220 ILCS 5/16-107.7 new)
7 Sec. 16-107.7. Cost-benefit analysis of energy storage
8systems.
9 (a) Within 90 days after the effective date of this
10amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly, the Illinois
11Commerce Commission must contract with an independent
12consultant selected through a request for proposal process to
13produce a report analyzing the potential costs and benefits of
14energy storage systems. When examining the cost-effectiveness
15of energy storage systems, the independent consultant must
16analyze:
17 (1) cost savings to ratepayers from the provision of
18 services, including, but not limited to, energy price
19 arbitrage, ancillary services, resource adequacy, and
20 transmission and distribution asset deferral or
21 substitution;
22 (2) direct-cost savings to customers that deploy
23 energy storage systems;

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1 (3) an improved ability to integrate renewable
2 resources;
3 (4) improved reliability and power quality;
4 (5) the effect on retail electric rates over the useful
5 life of a given energy storage system compared to the
6 impact on retail electric rates using a nonenergy storage
7 system alternative over the useful life of the nonenergy
8 storage system alternative;
9 (6) reduced greenhouse gas emissions; and
10 (7) any other value reasonably related to the
11 application of energy storage system technology.
12 (b) The Illinois Commerce Commission must submit the report
13to the General Assembly and the Governor by December 31, 2019.
14 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
15becoming law.
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