The annual block of capacity for the Group A Large Distributed Generation block has been filled. Section B of the Program Guidebook, provides for a soft close period which allows the block to remain open for seven calendar days or when the next project application submitted to the block would exceed capacity by 10 megawatts.
The block reached capacity on Monday, February 6, 2023 when a batch submittal reached the 57.58 MW allotted for this group/category for the 2022-2023 Program year. The soft close period will begin today, February 6, 2023, and extend until February 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM CPT or until 10 additional megawatts of capacity are batched and submitted to the Program. Currently, 57.58 MW have been batched and submitted to the Group A Large DG block.
The Program Administrator will announce if the 10 MW of soft close capacity is reached prior to February 13, 2023. Any applications batched and submitted to the Program under Group A Large DG group/category after the soft close capacity is reached OR after February 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM CPT will be placed on a waitlist. Once the soft close period has concluded, the Program Administrator will announce that the block is closed and post a waitlist publicly on the Program website. All subsequently submitted applications will be placed on a waitlist as the block will be considered closed. At this time, new capacity for this Group/category is planned for the 2023-24 Program year and will be available on June 1, 2023.
In January 2023, the Program Administrator began publishing regularly-updated application processing details to the Program website at IllinoisABP.com/project-application-reports/. The PA is continuing to add application processing staff and technology resources to accelerate application processing.