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.
For Program Year 2023-2024, 40.00 MW of capacity was allocated for Group A Large DG. Following the application of available capacity for projects waitlisted in this project and category and group, the remaining capacity for Group A Large DG was 7.92 MW for this Program Year. The block reached capacity on Monday, July 10, 2023 when a batch submittal reached the 40.00 MW allotted for this group/category for the 2023-2024 Program year. The soft close period will begin today, July 11, 2023, and extend until July 18, 2023 at 11:59 PM CPT or until 10 additional megawatts of capacity are batched and submitted to the Program. Currently, 41.03 MW have been batched and submitted to the Group A Large DG block including projects that comprised the waitlist.
The Program Administrator will announce if the 10 MW of soft close capacity is reached prior to July 18, 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 July 18, 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 2024-2025 Program year and is expected to be available on June 1, 2024.