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 1        AN ACT concerning public utilities.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The Public Utilities Act is amended by adding
 5    Section 16-107.5 as follows:

 6        (220 ILCS 5/16-107.5 new)
 7        Sec. 16-107.5.  Net electricity metering pilot program.
 8        (a)  The  Legislature  finds  and  declares  that a pilot
 9    program to provide net energy metering, as  defined  in  this
10    Section,   for   eligible  customers  can  encourage  private
11    investment in renewable energy resources, stimulate  economic
12    growth,  enhance  the  continued diversification of Illinois'
13    energy resource mix, and protect the Illinois environment.
14        (b)  As used in this Section,  (i)   "eligible  customer"
15    means a retail residential or business customer that owns and
16    operates  a solar or wind electrical generating facility with
17    a capacity of not more than 40 kilowatts that is  located  on
18    the  customer's  premises and is intended primarily to offset
19    part or all of the customer's own electrical requirements and
20    (ii) "net energy metering" means the measurement, during  the
21    billing period applicable to an eligible customer, of the net
22    amount of electricity delivered by an electric utility to the
23    customer's  premises  or  provided to the electric utility by
24    the customer.
25        (c)  An electric utility shall establish a net electrical
26    energy metering pilot program for its eligible customers.  An
27    electric  utility  shall establish separate pilot program for
28    its residential customers and its business customers.
29        (d)  An electric utility shall report the results of  its
30    pilot  programs  to  the Commerce Commission by July 1, 2002.
31    The Commission shall provide a summary and an analysis of the
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 1    reports to the General Assembly no later  than  September  1,
 2    2002.

 3        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
 4    becoming law.

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