Ill. Appeals Court Upholds State's Renewable Energy Plan

Law360 (May 3, 2019, 10:25 PM EDT) -- The Illinois Commerce Commission correctly concluded that energy generation facilities operating in the service area of local utilities that are exempt from buying energy credits are eligible to participate in the renewable energy program, a state appellate court has held.

The Illinois Appellate Court on Thursday rejected an appeal from Commonwealth Edison Co. that argued its customers shouldn't have to subsidize small renewable energy generation facilities within the service areas of entities not subject to the renewable portfolio standard, whose customers aren't paying for the benefits.

But that argument contradicts the legislative goal of the plan: to create programs available to...

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