As previously communicated, on February 6, 2023 the annual block of capacity for the Group A Large Distributed Generation block (comprising 57.58 MW) was 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 soft close period began February 6, 2023, and closed February 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM CPT OR when 10 additional megawatts of capacity are batched and submitted to the Program prior to this date/time.
On Monday, February 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM CPT, the soft close calendar deadline was reached, prior to the submission of a limit of 10 additional megawatts of capacity through projects batched and submitted to the block. As a result, in accordance with the Program Guidebook, any applications batched and submitted to the Program under Group A Large Distributed Generation group/category after the soft close deadline will be placed on a waitlist. As of the conclusion of the soft close period, the total batched project capacity for Group A Large DG is 60.44 MW.
The Group A Large DG block is now closed, and a project waitlist for this category will be added to the Program website at https://illinoisshines.com/block-capacity-dashboard/ when it becomes necessary. 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.