Adjustable Savings Goals

The Adjustable Savings Goals policy is from Illinois Energy Efficiency Policy Manual Version 1.1 and is applicable for Illinois gas utilities (Ameren Illinois, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas & North Shore Gas). Following Commission approval of the IL-TRM, gas utilities complete draft adjustable savings goal templates for review by interested stakeholders. Final adjustable savings goal templates are filed with the Commission.

Final Adjustable Savings Goal Templates

Annual Adjustable Savings Goal Meetings

2020 Adjustable Savings Goal Files

2019 Adjustable Savings Goal Files

Adjustable Savings Goals Policy

See Section 6.2 of Policy Manual Version 2.0:

Gas utility annual energy savings goals will be adjusted to align them with changes to IL-TRM values. The Energy Efficiency Measure participation levels identified in the approved Plan to derive the energy savings goals shall be fixed, solely for the purpose of the adjustable savings goal calculation, for the entirety of the Plan.

In addition, gas utility annual energy savings goals will be adjusted for the entire Plan period, prior to the start of the first Plan Year of an approved Plan, so that they are aligned with the most recent Evaluator’s recommended Net-to-Gross (NTG) values available. No further adjustments to goals shall be made in response to new estimates of NTG values that are developed and applied during the Plan period (i.e., once the Plan period has begun).

Within ninety (90) days after Commission approval of the annual IL-TRM values, each gas utility will file adjusted energy savings goals reflecting updated IL-TRM values applicable to the Program Year commencing January 1. In advance of such filing, the independent Evaluators will verify that the adjustments to the energy savings goals have been performed accurately. Gas utility Program Administrators shall send draft adjustable savings goals spreadsheets to the SAG Facilitator on an annual basis. Draft adjustable savings goals will be discussed with interested SAG participants before finalizing, as needed. The SAG Facilitator will post final adjustable savings goals spreadsheets to the SAG website.

The provisions in Section 6.2 impacting the adjustment of gas utility annual energy savings goals shall sunset for a utility upon the effective date of a Commission approved tariff that permits the utility to earn performance incentive payments impacting the rates customers pay. The potential applicability of an adjustable savings goals policy to a gas utility earning performance incentives may be determined by the Commission in a utility’s Energy Efficiency Plan docket, updates to the Policy Manual, or other Commission proceedings.

The potential applicability of an adjustable savings goals policy to an electric utility implementing Energy Efficiency Programs pursuant to Section 8-103B may be determined by the Commission in an electric utility’s Energy Efficiency Plan docket, updates to the Policy Manual, or other Commission proceedings. The lack of inclusion in this Version 2.0 shall not be construed as limiting any consideration of, or resolution of any request to the Commission, seeking adjustable savings goals.

Section 6.2 is in effect January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2021.