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.
CEJA would quadruple solar subsidies and give Chicago more weight in the selection process, said Colleen Smith, legislative director for the Illinois Environmental Council, a