Equity Accountability System Assessment – Survey for Non-EEC Certified Approved Vendors and Designees Due June 26

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Background
The Equity Accountability System (EAS) aims to provide priority access to the clean energy economy for businesses and workers from historically marginalized communities. This system includes a Minimum Equity Standard requiring that at least 10% of the project workforce in certain renewable energy programs and procurements be comprised of Equity Eligible Persons (EEPs) or Equity Eligible Contractors (EECs). 

The IPA Act requires the Agency to assess the effectiveness of the Equity Accountability System in increasing participation of Equity Eligible Persons and Equity Eligible Contractors in IPA programs and procurements. The Agency must conduct this analysis within one year of awarding the first contracts that resulted from the implementation of the Equity Accountability System.

In an effort to understand the experience of Approved Vendors and Designees with the Equity Accountability System and the Minimum Equity Standard, the Agency is conducting a brief survey.

Survey Details
This survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. Responses to this survey are due WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2024.

Please utilize this link to access the survey: Equity Accountability System Assessment – Approved Vendors & Designees Survey

The IPA thanks you for your time in completing this survey. Your feedback is valuable in assessing whether the EAS has advanced its goal of increasing participation of Equity Eligible Persons and Equity Eligible Contractors in the Illinois Power Agency’s (IPA) programs and procurements.   

Thank you!    
Illinois Shines Program    
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