Illinois Energy Efficiency 

Stakeholder Advisory Group

IL EE Policy Manual Subcommittee

Click here to download the Illinois Energy Efficiency Policy Manual Version 1.0, approved by the Commission in December 2015.


Click here to review Guidelines for Policy Manual Version 1.0 policies.


Click here to review the Policy Manual and IL TRM Policy Document currently in review, to be finalized by May 5, 2017.


Background
The Illinois Attorney General’s Office requested the development of an Illinois Energy Efficiency Policy Manual in the last EE Plan dockets, where the three-year energy efficiency plans are reviewed and approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission. In the Final Orders approving the three-year gas and electric energy efficiency plans covering June 2014 through May 2017, the Commission directed the utilities to work with the SAG to complete an Illinois Energy Efficiency Policy Manual in all five final orders. The language in all five Final Orders was similar (see Ameren IL Final Order, ICC Docket No. 13-0498 (p. 129); ComEd Final Order, ICC Docket No. 13-0495 (p. 130); DCEO Final Order, ICC Docket No. 13-0499 (p. 23); Nicor Gas Final Order, ICC Docket No. 13-0549 (p. 57-58); and Peoples Gas-North Shore Gas Final Order, ICC Docket No. 13-0550 (p. 56).


Policy Manual Version 2.0 - On Hold

Policy Manual Subcommittee Version 2.0 discussions began in spring 2016. Discussions are currently on hold to complete the Portfolio Planning Process. Meetings are anticipated to begin following Commission approval of the Electric Program Years 10-12 and Gas Program Years 7-9 Energy Efficiency Plans. To join the Policy Manual Subcommittee, contact SAG Facilitation: Celia.Johnson@FutEE.biz.


Policy Manual Version 1.0 - Completed in 2015
The final draft Policy Manual Version 1.0 was submitted to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity on May 28, 2015, as required by the SAG Facilitator's contract. The Subcommittee held its final meeting on July 14, 2015, to discuss several additional issues prior to filing the Policy Manual for approval by the Commission. Policy Manual Version 1.0 was filed with the Commission for approval by the Illinois Attorney General's Office in August 2015 (See ICC Docket No. 15-0487: Petition to approve an Illinois Energy Efficiency Policy Manual). The Commission entered its Final Order for the Policy Manual docket on December 16, 2015. Click on the links below to download the Final Order and approved documents:


Process

  • Meeting materials: Draft meeting materials for Policy Manual Subcommittee discussion will not be available for download, as requested by Subcommittee participants. Instead, meeting materials are circulated directly to participants by email. If you are interested in joining the Policy Manual Subcommittee, please contact Celia Johnson (celia.johnson@futee.biz).
  • Version 1.0: The Policy Manual was first discussed at a “large group” SAG meeting on June 24th, 2014. The group recognized that development of a comprehensive manual guiding aspects of Illinois energy efficiency issues would be a long-term iterative process, with expanded and improved versions of the Policy Manual delivered over the next few years. Through discussion with the large group, a “Policy Manual Subcommittee” was formed to develop the manual as the amount of work needed to complete it required more focused time and attention than could be accomplished through the large group SAG process. For Policy Manual Version 1.0, Subcommittee meetings were held from July 2014 to July 2015. See below for a list of meetings and details on the final Version 1.0.
  • Proposed Version 2.0 Policy Due Date - Friday, Dec. 4, 2015: Completed Proposed Policy Templates are were due by COB on Friday, December 4 to SAG Facilitation (Celia.Johnson@FutEE.biz). Program Administrators, stakeholders, and any interested SAG participant with a proposed policy issue to be addressed, that is not already included in the IL EE Policy Manual, must submit a completed template. Policy issues will be discussed in the Policy Manual Subcommittee Version 2.0 process. Click here to download the Policy Manual Version 2.0 Tracking List.


Proposed Policy Templates (Policy Manual Version 2.0)
The list below includes proposed policies submitted through the SAG Portfolio Planning Process. Proposed policies will be discussed in the Policy Manual Subcommittee Version 2.0 process. Policy topics are listed under each proponent. Click here to download the policy proposal tracking list. Completed policy proposals are available for download on the Policy Manual Subcommittee page. Contact SAG Facilitation (Celia.Johnson@FutEE.biz) to join the Policy Manual Subcommittee.


Ameren IL Company:
(Note: Proposed policies are in individual tabs in one document)
1. Multi-Year Savings Goals
2. Savings Goals Adjustment with Budget
3. Streamlined Savings Approval
4. EE IPA - Any necessary policy adjustments or clarifications arising out of the ICC Docket No. 15-0487 (EE Policy Manual Approval) and/or 15-0541 (2016 IPA Plan Approval)


Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity:
5. Data access - Public Sector and Low Income Customers


ICC Staff:
(Note: Proposed policies are in one document)
6. Standardized Statewide Reporting by Specific Deadline Each Year
7. Independence Provisions
8. Non-Energy Benefits (NEB) Categories
9. Bankruptcy and Savings Verification
10. Carry-over items from Policy Manual Version 1.0 and other stakeholder workshops


IL Attorney General's Office:
11. EM&V Disclosure (See attachment - Proposed Language Amendments)
12. Interactive Effects (See attachment - Memo)
13. Inducements update (See attachment - GATA Use of Public Funds)
14. Budget Stalemate for IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
15. Improved Data Collection and Sharing

Natural Resources Defense Council:
16. Valuation of Non-Energy Benefits (NEBs)

Nicor Gas:
17. Adjustable Savings Goal
18. Gross Savings (See attachment - IL Gross Savings Policy Whitepaper)


Version 1.0 Meetings

Large Group SAG Meeting: June 24, 2014 (discussion of draft Subcommittee Plan)

Subcommittee Meeting 1: July 15, 2014, 1:00-3:00 pm (MEEA)

Subcommittee Meeting 2: December 2, 2014, 1:00-4:30 pm (MEEA)

Subcommittee Meeting 3: January 13, 2015, 1:30-4:30 pm (MEEA)

Subcommittee Meeting 4: February 10, 2015, 2:30-4:30 pm (MEEA)

Subcommittee Meetings 5-6: March 10-11, 2015, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm (MEEA)

Subcommittee Meeting 7: March 24, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm (MEEA)

Subcommittee Meeting 8: April 14, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (Springfield)

Subcommittee Meeting 9: April 21, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Springfield)

Subcommittee Meeting 10: May 12, 2015, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm (MEEA)

Subcommittee Meeting 11: May 19, 2015, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm (MEEA)

Subcommittee Meeting 12: May 22, 2015, 12:00 - 3:00 pm (teleconference)

Subcommittee Meeting 13: July 7, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (teleconference)

Subcommittee Meeting 14: July 14, 2015, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm (MEEA)