2024-25 “First Day” TCS Scores Released, REC Price Calculations in Disclosure Forms, Annual Reports and 2023-24 MES Year-End Reports Past Due

The IPA announces new information related to coming up 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:   Coming up in Illinois Shines Stakeholder Support Program News – New or Updated […]

Disclosure Form REC Incentive Calculator Adjustments

The Illinois Shines program Portal calculates REC incentive values for Disclosure Forms using applicable REC prices based on the date the Disclosure Form is created. For project applications submitted in the 2024-25 Program Year which commenced June 3, 2024, Disclosure Forms and contracts should reflect calculations using 2024-25 REC Prices.[1] The Program Administrator was alerted to […]

Annual Reports Due July 15, MES Year-End Reports Due July 15, Updated Portal Utility Rates Input Document

The IPA announces new information related to coming up 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:   Coming up in Illinois Shines Stakeholder Support Program News – New or Updated […]

5% Subcontractor Project Workforce Frequently Asked Questions

The Program has received several questions regarding the definition of “project workforce” as defined in Final Order at 155, ICC Docket No. 23-0714. Program participants are encouraged to use the FAQs below to understand the impact of this change. What is the new definition of “project workforce” as defined in Final Order at 155, ICC […]

July 2024 Consumer Protection Working Group

The Agency and its Illinois Shines and Illinois Solar for All Program Administrators hosted the July Consumer Protection Working Group meeting today. The notes from the Working Group will be published on the Program website, where agendas for meetings are also shared. Please note that there will not be a Working Group meeting in August […]

July 9, 2024 

Market Facing Bugfix: Cannot submit app when interconnecting Utility Changed Between Part I and II (from ComEd) Issue: When a Part I project application was originally submitted with the Interconnecting Utility specified as ComEd, but the Interconnecting Utility was later updated/corrected to a different utility company during Part I Verification, submission of the Part II application was […]

Surveys for Feedback on REC Adder and Disclosure Form Updates – Response Deadline July 24

Dear Illinois Shines stakeholders: The Illinois Power Agency is requesting initial input on two topics through the below linked surveys. Stranded Customer REC Pricing AdderThe first survey seeks feedback related to the development of the REC adder (an additional financial incentive added to a base REC price) for Approved Vendors who take on solar projects […]

Annual Report Response Period July 1-15, Legacy Portal to be Retired June 30, MES Year-End Reports Due July 15

The IPA announces new information related to coming up 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:   Coming up in Illinois Shines Stakeholder Support Program News – New or Updated […]