As previously communicated, on July 11, 2023, 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, 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 began and was announced, July 11, 2023, and was extended until July 18, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. CPT, OR until 10 additional megawatts of capacity are batched and submitted to the Program.
On Friday, July 14, 2023 at 4:41 p.m. CPT, the soft close limit of 10 additional megawatts of capacity was reached 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 conclusion of the soft close period 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 52.77 MW.
The Group A Large DG block is now closed, and a project waitlist for this category can be found on the Program website at https://illinoisshines.com/block-capacity-dashboard/. At this time, new capacity for this Group/category is planned for the 2024-2025 Program year and expected to be available on June 1, 2024.