Illinois Energy Efficiency 

Stakeholder Advisory Group

Background


The Stakeholder group’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: reviewing final program designs; establishing agreed-upon performance metrics for measuring portfolio and program performance; reviewing Plan progress against metrics and against statutory goals; reviewing program additions or discontinuations; reviewing new proposed programs for the next program cycle; and reviewing program budget shifts between programs where the change is more than 20% (ComEd Final Order, 07-0540 at 32; Ameren Final Order, 07-0539 at 24).


In the Final Order of the second three-year electric energy efficiency plans and first three-year gas plans, the assigned additional duties to the IL EE SAG included the development of a Technical Reference Manual for approval by the ICC (e.g., ComEd Final Order, 10-0570 at 59; Policy Division Staff Report, 12-0528).


In January 2014, the ICC issued final orders in the third three-year electric plans, and further expanded SAG duties to include, among other issues, reviewing new program designs, further discussing issues that remained unresolved in litigation, and the creation of an Illinois Energy Efficiency Policy Manual (e.g., Ameren IL Final Order, 13-0498; ComEd Final Order, 13-0495; DCEO Final Order, 13-0499). Final Orders in the second three-year gas plans were issued in May 2014 and include similar expansion of SAG issues (e.g., Nicor Gas Final Order, 13-0549; Peoples Gas-North Shore Gas Final Order, 13-0550).