Illinois Power Agency Announces the Phase I Launch of the Energy Workforce Equity Portal

On January 31, 2023, the Illinois Power Agency announced the launch of the Energy Workforce Equity Portal at energyequity.illinois.gov. The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (Public Act 102-0662 or “CEJA”) enacted in September 2021, directed the Illinois Power Agency and Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (“DCEO”) to help historically underserved communities participate in […]

Group B EEC Block Now Closed, Soft Close Capacity Reached

As previously communicated, on January 12, 2023 the annual block of capacity for the Group B Equity Eligible Contractor (“EEC”) block was 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 […]

Group B EEC Block Reaches Capacity, Soft Close Period Initiated

The annual block of capacity for the Group B Equity Eligible Contractor (“EEC”) 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 would exceed capacity by 10 megawatts. […]

Illinois Shines Resumes Acceptance of Traditional Community Solar Project Applications.

On November 1, 2022, Illinois Shines (also known as the Adjustable Block Program), resumed acceptance of project applications for Traditional Community Solar projects. The Illinois Power Agency and Program Administrator will be providing updates and information in the coming weeks as review, scoring, and project selection for community solar projects are completed.

Illinois Shines Opens for 2022-2023 Program Year, Re-Opens for Applications

Illinois Shines (also known as the Adjustable Block Program) opened today for the 2022-2023 Program Year to expand statewide solar access by resuming acceptance of both new solar project applications and Approved Vendor registrations. The full Announcement is available here at the Illinois Power Agency’s site.

Large DG, Group A Waitlist Posted

The Program Administrator has posted a spreadsheet of the waitlist for the Group A Large DG category on the ABP dashboard page. The file will be refreshed daily. Please refer to the announcement on the Program website for more details on the closure of Group A Large DG Block 5 posted on March 30, 2022. If you have […]

New Resource for Understanding Illinois Shines

Customers looking to better understand the process and timeline for participating in the Illinois Shines program can now refer to the “Going Solar: Your Guide to Illinois Shines” flyer. The Going Solar flyer replaces the Illinois Shines timeline and is designed to explain the steps and timeline for participation in the Illinois Shines Program.  The […]

ComEd Removes 110% Cap from Net Metering Requirements

Previously, customers participating in ComEd’s customer net metering program were only able to install a distributed generation system or enroll in a community solar subscription up to 110% of that customer’s most recent 12 months of energy usage. If a customer had less than 12 months of historical usage, the system or subscription size was […]

Illinois Shines Accepting New Applications

Today, December 14, 2021, as result of the passage of the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (Public Act 102-0662 or “CEJA”), the Illinois Shines Program has reopened with new capacity and is accepting new project applications. To provide more opportunities for participation the Program now has the following six categories: Small Distributed Generation Large Distributed […]