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Large Customer Self-direct Renewable Portfolio Standard Compliance Program

Section 1-75(c)(1)(R) of the Illinois Power Agency Act requires the Illinois Power Agency to develop and implement a Self-direct Renewable Portfolio Standard Compliance Program. This Section was established through Public Act 102-0662 (the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act or “CEJA”) enacted in 2021. The first program year started in June of 2023.

The Self-direct Program encourages large electric load Illinois customers (aggregated demand over 10 MW) served by ComEd or Ameren Illinois to retire Renewable Energy Credits (“RECs”) acquired through private long-term contracts with new utility-scale wind and/or solar facilities. Participants in the Self-direct Program receive an electric bill credit reducing Renewable Portfolio Standard-related bill charges.

2023-2024 Program Year Information

2024-2025 Program Year Information

Details of the 2024-2025 Program Year will be determined in the Agency’s 2024 Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan which is currently under development and expected to be approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission in February of 2024. Information on the 2024 Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan can be found on the Plans Under Development Page.

The Agency anticipates that the application window for the 2024-2025 Program Year will open in March 2024.

Program Development Documents

2023-2024 Program Year