Energy Workforce Equity Portal Updates, TCS – Part II Demonstration of Project Commitments, ComEd Electric Choice ID Implementation

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The IPA announces new information related to Next Week in Illinois Shines, Stakeholder Support, Program News, Ongoing Operations Updates, Application Processing Updates, Ongoing Program Portal Updates, and other Requirements and Reminders. The full announcement is available here. Topics covered include the following:  

Next Week in Illinois Shines

  • Events – No events scheduled
  • Due Dates – January 25, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. CPT – Re-batching closes for AVs

Stakeholder Support

  • Program Administrator Office Hours
  • Application Tips and Tricks

Program News – New or Updated Items

  • Illinois Power Agency Updates Energy Workforce Equity Portal
  • TCS – Part II Demonstration of Project Commitments and Permissible Changes
  • ComEd Electric Choice ID Implementation and the CS March Quarterly Reporting Period
  • IPA Power Hour – Clean Energy Future for Public Schools: Benefits and Challenges
  • Minimum Equity Standard (MES) Year End Report Due July 15, 2024
  • Public Schools Category Update: Public Act 103-0580 Passed; Higher Education Institutions May Apply

Program News – Previously Published Items

  • Micro Grant of $10,000 7th District Small Business Restoration Grant
  • Guidance on Group A Distributed Generation (DG) Capacity and Waitlists

Ongoing Operations Updates

  • Part II Verification Cut Off for January
  • Re-Batching for ICC Meetings

Application Processing Updates       

  • Reminder that Project Submissions to Group A Still Encouraged
  • Extended Part II Application Processing Times
  • Application Processing Tables
  • Interconnection Agreements and Certificates of Completion

Program Portal Updates 

  • Portal Upgrade to PVWatts API Version 8 Completed December 21, 2023
  • Updates on Portal Issues, Improvements, and Future Releases 

Requirements and Reminders 

  • Stakeholder Feedback 
  • Long-Term Plan Update
  • IPA Issues Request for AVs and Installer Designees Interested in Serving Stranded Illinois Shines DG Customers

Thank you!    
Illinois Shines Program    
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