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220 ILCS 5/16-115B
(220 ILCS 5/16-115B)
Commission oversight of services provided
by alternative retail electric suppliers.
(a) The Commission shall have jurisdiction in accordance
with the provisions of Article X of this Act to entertain and dispose of
any complaint against any alternative retail electric supplier
alleging (i) that the alternative retail electric supplier has
violated or is in nonconformance with any applicable
provisions of Section 16-115 through Section 16-115A; (ii) that
an alternative retail electric supplier serving retail
customers having maximum demands of less than one megawatt has
failed to provide service in accordance with the terms of its
contract or contracts with such customer or customers; (iii)
that the alternative retail electric supplier has violated or
is in non-conformance with the delivery services tariff of, or
any of its agreements relating to delivery services with, the
electric utility, municipal system, or electric cooperative
providing delivery services; or (iv) that the alternative
retail electric supplier has violated or failed to comply with
the requirements of Sections 8-201 through 8-207, 8-301, 8-505,
or 8-507 of this Act as made applicable to alternative retail
(b) The Commission shall have authority, after notice
and hearing held on complaint or on the Commission's own
(1) To order an alternative retail electric supplier
to cease and desist, or correct, any violation of or non-conformance with the provisions of Section 16-115 or 16-115A;
(2) To impose financial penalties for violations of
or non-conformances with the provisions of Section 16-115 or 16-115A, not to exceed (i) $10,000 per occurrence or (ii) $30,000 per day for those violations or non-conformances which continue after the Commission issues a cease and desist order; and
(3) To alter, modify, revoke or suspend the
certificate of service authority of an alternative retail electric supplier for substantial or repeated violations of or non-conformances with the provisions of Section 16-115 or 16-115A.
(c) In addition to other powers and authority granted to it under this Act, the Commission may require an alternative retail electric supplier to enter into a compliance
plan. If the Commission comes into possession of information causing it to conclude that an alternative retail electric supplier is violating this Act or the Commission's rules, the Commission may, after notice and hearing, enter an order directing the alternative retail electric supplier to implement practices, procedures, oversight, or other
measures or refrain from practices, conduct, or activities that the Commission finds is necessary or reasonable to ensure the alternative retail electric supplier's compliance with this Act and the Commission's rules. Failure by an alternative retail electric supplier to implement or comply with a Commission-ordered compliance plan is a violation of this Section. The Commission, in its discretion, may order a compliance plan under such circumstances as it considers warranted and is not required to order a compliance plan prior to taking other enforcement action against an alternative retail electric supplier. Nothing in this subsection (c) shall be interpreted to limit the authority or right of the Attorney General.
(Source: P.A. 101-590, eff. 1-1-20