Geographic Eligibility RPS Requirements
Eligible resources must be located in Illinois. Resources can be procured from adjoining states if approved by the Illinois Power Agency.
June 1 through May 31
Wind & Solar Requirement
For electric utilities, a minimum of 75 percent of the renewable energy must come from wind and solar power, and the remaining amount (25 percent) can come from other eligible renewables.
Renewable Energy Sources
- Solar thermal energy, photovoltaic cells and panels
- Anaerobic digestion, crops and untreated and unadulterated organic waste biomass
- Tree waste
- In-state landfill gas
- Hydropower that does not involve new construction or significant expansion of hydropower dams
- Other alternative sources of environmentally preferable energy
Does not include: incineration or burning of; tires, garbage, general household, institutional, and commercial waste, landscape waste other than tree waste; railroad crossties; utility poles; or construction or demolition debris, other than untreated and unadulterated waste wood.
RPS Eligibility & Procurement
Illinois Power Agency
160 North LaSalle Street, Suite C-504
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Phone: (312) 814-8106
Alternative Retail Electric Supplier
Economic Analyst, Policy Division
Illinois Commerce Commission
527 East Capitol Avenue
Springfield, Illinois 62701
Phone: (217) 557-6330