A Bright Future for Solar in Illinois?

Ali Shajrawi, Liam Brooks Market Research Briefs

Last December, the Illinois state legislature passed SB 2814 concerning the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) program revisions, aiming to promote in-state solar energy project development. Passed as the Future Energy Jobs Bill, SB 2814 seeks to jump start solar development in the state by expanding the existing RPS requirements to include a numerical target to procure RECs from in-state sited solar facilities. In response to this legislative change, the Illinois Power Authority (IPA) released the highly anticipated long-term procurement plan last September. In the following research report, Karbone explores the most important changes proposed in the filed plan.

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