Clarification Announcement – Distributed Generation (DG) Installation Designees

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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 be registered as Designees. For purposes of registration requirements, installers of DG projects are presumed to interact with the end-use customer by working on the customer’s property, and the purpose of Designee registration requirement is to increase Program transparency.