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SB 1652 - Smart Grid Technology - Key Vote

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Tim Bivins voted Nay (Override of Veto) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Veto Override Passed (House) (74-42) - (Key vote)

Title: Smart Grid Technology

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that authorizes certain utilities to implement Smart Grid electric system upgrades and recover the costs of such upgrades through certain tariffs and rate increases.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes each participating utility to annually increase rates per kilowatt hour for residential retail customers up to 2.5 percent each year (Sec. 5).
  • Defines "participating utility" as an electricity utility serving more than 1 million Illinois customers that voluntarily elects to implement infrastructure investments (Sec. 5).
  • Requires participating utilities to develop an Advanced Metering Infrastructure Deployment Plan to implement Smart Grid electric system upgrades (Sec. 5).
  • Defines "Smart Grid electric system upgrades" as any of the following (Sec. 5):
    • Metering devices, sensors, control devices, and other devices attached to electric utility systems that are capable of engaging in Smart Grid functions;
    • Monitoring and communications devices that enable Smart Grid functions;
    • Software that enables devices or computers to engage in Smart Grid functions;
    • A secure cyber data communication network;
    • Substation micro-processor relay upgrades;
    • Devices that allow electric or hybrid electric vehicles to engage in Smart Grid functions; or
    • Devices that enable individual consumers to incorporate micro-generated electricity.
  • Defines "Smart Grid functions" as certain functions including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 5):
    • The ability to monitor electricity usage;
    • The ability to transmit digital information about electricity usage;
    • The ability to sense and identify disruptions in power flows on the grid and enable automated protective responses;
    • The ability to detect and respond to system security threats, including cyber-security threats and terrorism;
    • The ability of any device or machine to respond to communications automatically or in a manner programmed by its operator without independent human intervention;
    • The ability to use digital information to operate grid functions that were previously operated manually;
    • The ability to use digital controls to manage and modify electricity demand, enable congestion management, assist in voltage control and provide frequency regulation; and
    • The ability to integrate electric plug-in vehicles.
  • Authorizes participating utilities to recover the actual costs of infrastructure improvements through a revenue-neutral performance-based formula rate tariff, the amount of which must first be reviewed and approved by the Public Utilities Commission (Sec. 5).
  • Requires each participating utility to make the following investments, beginning no more than 180 days after filing a performance-based formula rate tariff request with the Public Utilities Commission (Sec. 5):
    • $1.1 billion over a 5-year period for electric system upgrades; and
    • $1.5 billion over a 10-year period for Smart Grid electric system upgrades.
  • Limits the total amount of investment for infrastructure improvements to $3 billion (Sec. 5).
  • Requires participating utilities that implement a performance-based formula rate tariff to achieve certain performance goals including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 5):
    • 75 percent improvement in the total number of customers who exceed the service reliability targets;
    • 90 percent improvement in the issuance of estimated electric bills;
    • 90 percent improvement in consumption on inactive meters;
    • Reduce uncollectible expenses by at least $30 million; and
    • Design a performance metric for the creation of opportunities for minority-owned and female-owned business enterprises.
  • Requires each participating utility to create 2,000 full-time equivalent jobs in Illinois related to the provision of electric service (Sec. 5).
  • Requires each participating utility to offer an opt-in market-based peak time rebate program to all residential retail customers with smart meters that provides rebates to residential customers who curtail their use of electricity during peak usage periods (Sec. 5).
Note:

NOTE: A THREE- FIFTHS MAJORITY OF THE ELECTED MEMBERS IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (36-19) - (Key vote)

Title: Smart Grid Technology

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that authorizes certain utilities to implement Smart Grid electric system upgrades and recover the costs of such upgrades through certain tariffs and rate increases.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes each participating utility to annually increase rates per kilowatt hour for residential retail customers up to 2.5 percent each year (Sec. 5).
  • Defines "participating utility" as an electricity utility serving more than 1 million Illinois customers that voluntarily elects to implement infrastructure investments (Sec. 5).
  • Requires participating utilities to develop an Advanced Metering Infrastructure Deployment Plan to implement Smart Grid electric system upgrades (Sec. 5).
  • Defines "Smart Grid electric system upgrades" as any of the following (Sec. 5):
    • Metering devices, sensors, control devices, and other devices attached to electric utility systems that are capable of engaging in Smart Grid functions;
    • Monitoring and communications devices that enable Smart Grid functions;
    • Software that enables devices or computers to engage in Smart Grid functions;
    • A secure cyber data communication network;
    • Substation micro-processor relay upgrades;
    • Devices that allow electric or hybrid electric vehicles to engage in Smart Grid functions; or
    • Devices that enable individual consumers to incorporate micro-generated electricity.
  • Defines "Smart Grid functions" as certain functions including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 5):
    • The ability to monitor electricity usage;
    • The ability to transmit digital information about electricity usage;
    • The ability to sense and identify disruptions in power flows on the grid and enable automated protective responses;
    • The ability to detect and respond to system security threats, including cyber-security threats and terrorism;
    • The ability of any device or machine to respond to communications automatically or in a manner programmed by its operator without independent human intervention;
    • The ability to use digital information to operate grid functions that were previously operated manually;
    • The ability to use digital controls to manage and modify electricity demand, enable congestion management, assist in voltage control and provide frequency regulation; and
    • The ability to integrate electric plug-in vehicles.
  • Authorizes participating utilities to recover the actual costs of infrastructure improvements through a revenue-neutral performance-based formula rate tariff, the amount of which must first be reviewed and approved by the Public Utilities Commission (Sec. 5).
  • Requires each participating utility to make the following investments, beginning no more than 180 days after filing a performance-based formula rate tariff request with the Public Utilities Commission (Sec. 5):
    • $1.1 billion over a 5-year period for electric system upgrades; and
    • $1.5 billion over a 10-year period for Smart Grid electric system upgrades.
  • Limits the total amount of investment for infrastructure improvements to $3 billion (Sec. 5).
  • Requires participating utilities that implement a performance-based formula rate tariff to achieve certain performance goals including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 5):
    • 75 percent improvement in the total number of customers who exceed the service reliability targets;
    • 90 percent improvement in the issuance of estimated electric bills;
    • 90 percent improvement in consumption on inactive meters;
    • Reduce uncollectible expenses by at least $30 million; and
    • Design a performance metric for the creation of opportunities for minority-owned and female-owned business enterprises.
  • Requires each participating utility to create 2,000 full-time equivalent jobs in Illinois related to the provision of electric service (Sec. 5).
  • Requires each participating utility to offer an opt-in market-based peak time rebate program to all residential retail customers with smart meters that provides rebates to residential customers who curtail their use of electricity during peak usage periods (Sec. 5).
Note:

NOTE: A THREE- FIFTHS MAJORITY OF THE ELECTED MEMBERS IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (31-24) - (Key vote)

Title: Smart Grid Technology

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that authorizes certain utilities to implement Smart Grid electric system upgrades and recover the costs of such upgrades through certain tariffs and rate increases.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes each participating utility to annually increase rates per kilowatt hour for residential retail customers up to 2.5 percent each year (Sec. 5).
  • Defines "participating utility" as an electricity utility serving more than 1 million Illinois customers that voluntarily elects to implement infrastructure investments (Sec. 5).
  • Requires participating utilities to develop an Advanced Metering Infrastructure Deployment Plan to implement Smart Grid electric system upgrades (Sec. 5).
  • Defines "Smart Grid electric system upgrades" as any of the following (Sec. 5):
    • Metering devices, sensors, control devices, and other devices attached to electric utility systems that are capable of engaging in Smart Grid functions;
    • Monitoring and communications devices that enable Smart Grid functions;
    • Software that enables devices or computers to engage in Smart Grid functions;
    • A secure cyber data communication network;
    • Substation micro-processor relay upgrades;
    • Devices that allow electric or hybrid electric vehicles to engage in Smart Grid functions; or
    • Devices that enable individual consumers to incorporate micro-generated electricity.
  • Defines "Smart Grid functions" as certain functions including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 5):
    • The ability to monitor electricity usage;
    • The ability to transmit digital information about electricity usage;
    • The ability to sense and identify disruptions in power flows on the grid and enable automated protective responses;
    • The ability to detect and respond to system security threats, including cyber-security threats and terrorism;
    • The ability of any device or machine to respond to communications automatically or in a manner programmed by its operator without independent human intervention;
    • The ability to use digital information to operate grid functions that were previously operated manually;
    • The ability to use digital controls to manage and modify electricity demand, enable congestion management, assist in voltage control and provide frequency regulation; and
    • The ability to integrate electric plug-in vehicles.
  • Authorizes participating utilities to recover the actual costs of infrastructure improvements through a revenue-neutral performance-based formula rate tariff, the amount of which must first be reviewed and approved by the Public Utilities Commission (Sec. 5).
  • Requires each participating utility to make the following investments, beginning no more than 180 days after filing a performance-based formula rate tariff request with the Public Utilities Commission (Sec. 5):
    • $1.1 billion over a 5-year period for electric system upgrades; and
    • $1.5 billion over a 10-year period for Smart Grid electric system upgrades.
  • Limits the total amount of investment for infrastructure improvements to $3 billion (Sec. 5).
  • Requires participating utilities that implement a performance-based formula rate tariff to achieve certain performance goals including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 5):
    • 75 percent improvement in the total number of customers who exceed the service reliability targets;
    • 90 percent improvement in the issuance of estimated electric bills;
    • 90 percent improvement in consumption on inactive meters;
    • Reduce uncollectible expenses by at least $30 million; and
    • Design a performance metric for the creation of opportunities for minority-owned and female-owned business enterprises.
  • Requires each participating utility to create 2,000 full-time equivalent jobs in Illinois related to the provision of electric service (Sec. 5).
  • Requires each participating utility to offer an opt-in market-based peak time rebate program to all residential retail customers with smart meters that provides rebates to residential customers who curtail their use of electricity during peak usage periods (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (67-47) - (Key vote)

Title: Smart Grid Technology

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes certain utilities to implement Smart Grid electric system upgrades and recover the costs of such upgrades through certain tariffs and rate increases.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes each participating utility to annually increase rates per kilowatt hour for residential retail customers up to 2.5 percent each year (Sec. 5).
  • Defines "participating utility" as an electricity utility serving more than 1 million Illinois customers that voluntarily elects to implement infrastructure investments (Sec. 5).
  • Requires participating utilities to develop an Advanced Metering Infrastructure Deployment Plan to implement Smart Grid electric system upgrades (Sec. 5).
  • Defines "Smart Grid electric system upgrades" as any of the following (Sec. 5):
    • Metering devices, sensors, control devices, and other devices attached to electric utility systems that are capable of engaging in Smart Grid functions;
    • Monitoring and communications devices that enable Smart Grid functions;
    • Software that enables devices or computers to engage in Smart Grid functions;
    • A secure cyber data communication network;
    • Substation micro-processor relay upgrades;
    • Devices that allow electric or hybrid electric vehicles to engage in Smart Grid functions; or
    • Devices that enable individual consumers to incorporate micro-generated electricity.
  • Defines "Smart Grid functions" as certain functions including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 5):
    • The ability to monitor electricity usage;
    • The ability to transmit digital information about electricity usage;
    • The ability to sense and identify disruptions in power flows on the grid and enable automated protective responses;
    • The ability to detect and respond to system security threats, including cyber-security threats and terrorism;
    • The ability of any device or machine to respond to communications automatically or in a manner programmed by its operator without independent human intervention;
    • The ability to use digital information to operate grid functions that were previously operated manually;
    • The ability to use digital controls to manage and modify electricity demand, enable congestion management, assist in voltage control and provide frequency regulation; and
    • The ability to integrate electric plug-in vehicles.
  • Authorizes participating utilities to recover the actual costs of infrastructure improvements through a revenue-neutral performance-based formula rate tariff, the amount of which must first be reviewed and approved by the Public Utilities Commission (Sec. 5).
  • Requires each participating utility to make the following investments, beginning no more than 180 days after filing a performance-based formula rate tariff request with the Public Utilities Commission (Sec. 5):
    • $1.1 billion over a 5-year period for electric system upgrades; and
    • $1.5 billion over a 10-year period for Smart Grid electric system upgrades.
  • Limits the total amount of investment for infrastructure improvements to $3 billion (Sec. 5).
  • Requires participating utilities that implement a performance-based formula rate tariff to achieve certain performance goals including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 5):
    • 75 percent improvement in the total number of customers who exceed the service reliability targets;
    • 90 percent improvement in the issuance of estimated electric bills;
    • 90 percent improvement in consumption on inactive meters;
    • Reduce uncollectible expenses by at least $30 million; and
    • Design a performance metric for the creation of opportunities for minority-owned and female-owned business enterprises.
  • Requires each participating utility to create 2,000 full-time equivalent jobs in Illinois related to the provision of electric service (Sec. 5).
  • Requires each participating utility to offer an opt-in market-based peak time rebate program to all residential retail customers with smart meters that provides rebates to residential customers who curtail their use of electricity during peak usage periods (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (54-0) -

Title: Smart Grid Technology

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Smart Grid Technology

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