As previously communicated, on January 12, 2023 the annual block of capacity for the Group B Equity Eligible Contractor (“EEC”) block was 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 on January 19, 2023 lasts until January 26, 2023 at 11:59 PM CPT OR until 10 additional megawatts of capacity are batched and submitted to the Program.
The soft close limit of 10 additional megawatts of capacity has now been reached through projects batched and submitted to the block as of January 23, 2023. As a result, in accordance with the Program Guidebook, any applications batched and submitted to the Program under Group B EEC group/category after the soft close capacity was reached will be placed on a waitlist. The Group B EEC block is now closed, and a project waitlist for this category will be posted within one business day at the Program website at https://illinoisshines.com/block-capacity-dashboard/. 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.