Category: General Program Information

Illinois Power Agency’s Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan

Approved Plan

More information on the Adjustable Block Program can be found in Chapters 6 and 7 of the Illinois Power Agency’s Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan. Past versions of the Plan can be found below. The final Revised Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan, released April 20, 2020, is the most recent version of the Plan.

Illinois Power Agency final Revised Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan (April 20, 2020)

Illinois Power Agency filed Revised Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan (Approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission February 18, 2020)

Illinois Power Agency Initial Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan (August 6, 2018)

The Plan has undergone revisions between each iteration, the redlines of which are below:

Comparison of filed Revised Plan and final Revised Plan

Comparison of Initial Plan and Revised Plan

 

Illinois Shines Program Timeline

The Program Administrator has developed a Program timeline to help participants in Illinois Shines and the general public understand Illinois Shines Program mechanics and estimated timelines for each step of the application and payment process.

  • Illinois Shines Program Timeline – Summary of each step of the program with estimated processing times. This timeline is customized for use in customer (and potential customer) interactions to help them understand Program timing including REC payments. Additional context is provided about the Program to highlight areas where delays in application processing time are possible.

Community Solar Brochure and Spanish DG Brochure Released

The Illinois Shines Community Solar informational brochure is now live and accessible on the Illinois Shines website.

Additionally, for primarily Spanish speaking project hosts, the Illinois Shines Distributed Generation informational brochure is now live and accessible in Spanish on the Illinois Shines website.

A Spanish version of the Illinois Shines Community Solar informational brochure is currently being developed and will be available in the near future.

Illinois Shines Program Open for Project Applications

The Illinois Shines Program opened for project applications on January 30, 2019 at 9:00 AM CST. The volume of project applications received for each block in the program are available on the Illinois Adjustable Block Program website dashboard.  The dashboard shows megawatt capacity of each block broken down by submission and review status. The dashboard is updated every evening.

The application period closes at deadline for a project application to qualify for the Block 1 lottery is 12:00 PM CST on February 13, 2019. All application fees should be submitted prior to the close of the application period

Only Approved Vendors can submit project applications. Project applications will lead to REC payment contracts only if approved by the Illinois Power Agency (IPA) and the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC).