Clarification Announcement – Distributed Generation (DG) Installation Designees

The Agency has received inquiries as to whether DG installation companies must be registered as a Designee. As defined in the Illinois Shines Program Guidebook, “Designee” refers to third-party (i.e., non-AV) entities that have direct interaction with end-use customers on behalf of the AV or another Designee. The Agency has concluded that DG installers must […]

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 […]

Guidance on Group A Distributed Generation Capacity and Waitlists

The Group A Small Distributed Generation and Large Distributed Generation categories have run out of available capacity for the 2023-24 Program Year. The Group A Large DG category closed on July 14, 2023 at 4:41 p.m., followed by Small DG on October 3, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Therefore, any Part I applications batched and submitted […]

Reminder that Project Submissions to Group A Still Encouraged 

Although both distributed generation blocks of annual capacity for Group A have been exhausted for this Program Year, AVs may still submit applications to reserve a place on the waitlist for the next Program Year for each Program category. AVs are encouraged to submit applications as they are ready instead of holding applications until June […]

DG Project Look Up Tool

The Program website has restored a Project Look Up tool, enabling customers, AVs and Designees to view the status of DG projects submitted to the Program. The tool, which requires the entry of an Application ID, a Disclosure Form ID, or the customer email address, is available at the Program website’s Project Status page.