Speeding the Energy Transition
Dec. 28, 2021

CEJA - Illinois Clean Energy Legislation 2021 with Mark Pruitt of the Power Bureau

CEJA - Illinois Clean Energy Legislation 2021 with Mark Pruitt of the Power Bureau

#66: Today on the Clean Power Hour, it's a new day in Illinois! Our new energy legislation, the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act of 2021, triples the amount of resources coming into the solar wind and battery storage industries in Illinois. We are now gunning for 40% clean grid, by 2035.

My guest today is Mark Pruitt, principal of the Power Bureau and and original director of the Illinois Power Agency. 

Highlights 

New RPS is 40% by 2030, and 50% by 2040

Triple the incentives for solar, wind and battery storage - 9 GW of clean power 

Omnibus bill including six major initiatives including renewables, job training, coal to solar, initiatives for schools, nuclear rates and more 

Equitable Jobs… training for a new workforce, workers in transition from coal to solar, and solar contractor support

Prairie State Energy Campus - 1200 MW coal plant, a mine mouth coal plant near Carbondale IL 

Coal to solar including a fleet of Vistra coal plants being converted to solar plus battery storage