Group B Equity Eligible Contractor Soft Close Period Concluded May 14, 2024; Waitlist in Effect

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As previously communicated, on May 7, 2024, the annual block of capacity for the Group B Equity Eligible Contractor (EEC) block (comprising 95.69 MW) was filled. Section 1.F 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.

On Tuesday, May 14 at 11:59 p.m. 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 B EEC 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 B EEC is 99.5 MW.

The Group B EEC block is now closed, and a project waitlist for this category will be added to the Program website at At this time, new capacity for this Group/category is planned for the 2024-25 Program Year and will be available on June 3, 2024.

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