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 […]

Group B Small Distributed Generation Block Now Closed

As announced on February 14, 2024, the Group B Small DG soft close period concluded on February 13, 2024, and applications batched and submitted to the Program under Group B Small DG block after February 13, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CPT have been placed on a waitlist. All projects submitted to Group B Small DG […]

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 […]