Gavin Taves, policy director at the Illinois Environmental Council, said the ruling could negatively impact the clean energy market.
“Essentially, this ruling makes it much harder for renewables to competitively be on the capacity market,” Taves said.
The IEC is part of the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition, which supports the Clean Energy Jobs Act. CEJA proposes that the government-run Illinois Power Agency would procure Illinois’ capacity instead of PJM, according to an ICJC news release.
It comes as clean energy advocates are also pressing for a massive energy package to prop up renewable energy. The Illinois Environmental Council’s Jennifer Walling