Year-End Program Closure, Updated MES Submission Materials and Supplemental Guidance, Stakeholder Feedback Published

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 […]

Minimum Equity Standard (MES) – Updated Submission Materials and Supplemental Guidance

With the close of the current Program Year on May 27, 2024, the IPA and Program Administrator are providing additional guidance to supplement the Minimum Equity Standards (MES) information shared on February 27, 2024. This announcement includes the release of the Equity Eligible Person (EEP) Attestation form, an updated MES Year-End Report template, release of […]

Reminder: Stakeholder Feedback on EAS Assessment Due April 10, 2024

On March 21, 2024, the Illinois Power Agency invited public comment on its proposed plan to assess the Equity Accountability System (“EAS”) and the EAS’s impact on promoting equity and increasing participation of historically marginalized communities in Illinois’ clean energy economy. As part of this endeavor, the Agency seeks stakeholder feedback to gather insights and […]

Initial Review Underway on Waitlisted Distributed Generation (DG) Project

As previously shared, even where project category blocks have exhausted their available allocated capacity for the current Program Year, customers may still purchase, install, and finance solar projects, and vendors may continue to submit applications. This week, the Program announced that limited processing of waitlisted DG projects has begun in advance of the new Program […]

Consumer Protection Working Group – 4/5/24

The Agency and its Program Administrators for Illinois Shines and Illinois Solar for All hosted the April Consumer Protection Working Group meeting today, April 5, 2024. The notes from the Working Group will be published on the Program website, where meeting agendas for future meetings are also added. The Working Group meets the first Friday […]

Application Tips and Tricks – Expansions

Supplementing previous guidance, the Program Administrator seeks to continue supporting stakeholders in the avoidance of project applications entering Need Info status. 

April REC Invoicing Opened, Upcoming Stakeholder Feedback Due Dates, Limited Initial Review of Waitlisted DG Projects

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 […]

April 3, 2024

Enhancements:  Help AVs fill out applications by showing AC and DC sizes from Disclosure Form: Show AC and DC system sizes from earlier application stages to help AVs fill out applications. The AC and DC sizes from the Disclosure Form will be shown on Part I, section 4, and the AC and DC sizes from the […]

Reminder: Stakeholder Feedback on the 2024 Draft REC Contracts Due April 5, 2024

On March 22, 2024, the Illinois Power Agency issued a request for comments on the 2024 Draft REC Contracts (which are posted on the Program Documents page) for Illinois Shines. The Draft REC Contracts have changes to conform with the ICC’s Final Order on the IPA’s 2024 Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan dated February 20, 2024. Comments are due […]