Guidance on Group A Distributed Generation Capacity and Waitlists

Each Program Year, Illinois Shines allocates incentives for a specific amount of capacity for new solar projects. The capacity for Distributed Generation, or on-site solar projects, in Group A has been fully depleted for the Program Year that runs from June 2023 through May 2024. Group A covers projects located in the Ameren service territory, […]

Group A Large Distributed Generation Soft Close Period Concludes; Waitlist in Effect

As previously communicated, on July 11, 2023, the annual block of capacity for the Group A Large Distributed Generation block has been filled. Section B of the Program Guidebook provides for a soft close period which allows the block to remain open for seven calendar days or when the next project application submitted to the block […]

Illinois Power Agency Begins Rollout of Illinois Shines Brand Refresh

The Illinois Power Agency today begins the rollout of a refreshed branding of the Illinois Shines Program, a state-administered solar incentive program supporting the development of new photovoltaic distributed generation and community solar projects in Illinois. To date, the Program has been known under two names: the Adjustable Block Program, the Program’s statutorily-defined name (used by […]

Important Notice about Community Solar Billing Issue for Customers in Ameren Service Territory

Community solar subscribers in the Ameren service territory may receive an additional bill or charges from your community solar provider if you received additional community solar bill credits due to Ameren’s recalculation of bill credits. Background Community solar subscribers receive credits on their Ameren bill based on the amount of electricity generated by their share […]