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The IPA announces new information related to coming up in Illinois Shines, Stakeholder Support, Program News, Ongoing Operations Updates, Application Processing Updates, Ongoing Program Portal Updates, and other Requirements and Reminders. The full announcement is available here. Topics covered include the following:  

Coming up in Illinois Shines

  • Events
  • Due Dates

Stakeholder Support

  • Program Administrator Office Hours
  • Application Tips and Tricks

Program News – New or Updated Items

  • Group B Equity Eligible Contractor Block Reaches Capacity, Soft Close Period Initiated
  • Annual Report Support
  • Illinois Power Agency Power Hour – Prevailing Wage and PLAs
  • Equitable Energy Future and the Community Solar Energy Sovereignty Grant Programs

Program News – Previously Published Items

  • REC Transfers
  • Minimum Equity Standard (MES) 2023-24 Year-End Report Open for Submissions
  • Illinois Power Agency Updates Equity Investment Eligible Community Map
  • Program Closure May 27, 2024 – June 2, 2024
  • Dropbox Sign Security Incident
  • Updated Program Year 2024-25 Program Guidebook, Consumer Protection Handbook, and DG and CS Contract Requirement Documents Released
  • IPA Releases Final 2024 Illinois Shines REC Delivery Contracts
  • IPA Published 2024 Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan
  • 2024-25 Program Year Welcome Webinar
  • U.S. EPA Awards $156 Million to Bring the Benefits of Solar Energy to Underserved Communities Across Illinois

Ongoing Operations Updates

  • May REC Invoicing Opened May 1, 2024
  • Part II Verification Cut Off for May
  • Re-Batching for ICC Meetings

Application Processing Updates       

  • Application Processing Tables 

Program Portal Updates 

  • Updates on Portal Issues, Improvements, and Future Releases 

Requirements and Reminders 

  • Stakeholder Feedback   
  • IPA Issues Request for AVs and Installer Designees Interested in Serving Stranded Illinois Shines DG Customers
  • Illinois Shines Legacy Portal Retirement
  • State of Illinois Employment Workshops

Thank you!    
Illinois Shines Program    
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