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The IPA announces new information related to Next Week in Illinois Shines, Stakeholder Support, Program News, Ongoing Operations Updates, Application Processing Updates, Ongoing Program Portal Updates, and other Requirements and Reminders. The full announcement is available here. Topics covered include the following:  

Next Week in Illinois Shines

  • Monday, December 18, 2023 – Mentorship Program session #8

Stakeholder Support

  • Program Administrator Office Hours
  • Application Tips and Tricks

Program News – New or Updated Items

  • Advance of Capital Evaluation– Final Criteria Posted
  • Draft Drawdown Calculations Now Available to AVs on SharePoint
  • Designee Renewal – Final Notice

Program News – Previously Published Items

  • AV Application Stakeholder Feedback Request
  • Minimum Equity Standard (MES) Mid-Year Reports Due – December 31, 2023
  • Equitable Energy Future Grant Program NOFO
  • Guidance on Group A Distributed Generation (DG) Capacity and Waitlists
  • Other Funding Sources for Public Schools Solar Project Development Outside of Illinois Shines
  • New to the Program Website

Ongoing Operations Updates

  • Part II Verification Cut Off for December
  • Re-Batching for ICC Meetings

Application Processing Updates       

  • Reminder that Project Submissions to Group A Still Encouraged
  • Extended Part II Application Processing Times
  • Application Processing Tables

Program Portal Updates 

  • Update: Portal Upgrade to PVWatts API Version 8 Now Planned for December 21, 2023
  • Updates on Portal Issues, Improvements, and Future Releases 

Requirements and Reminders 

  • Stakeholder Feedback 
  • Long-Term Plan Update
  • IPA Issues Request for AVs and Installer Designees Interested in Serving Stranded Illinois Shines DG Customers