IPA Files 2024 Long-Term Renewable Resources Plan with the ICC

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The Illinois Power Agency filed the 2024 Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) on October 20, 2023 in Docket 23-0714.

  • 2024 Long-Term Plan
  • Redline between Draft 2024 Long-Term Plan and Filed 2024 Long-Term Plan

The 2024 Long-Term Plan details the goals and strategies for the IPA’s renewable energy programs and procurements, including program capacity and renewable energy credit pricing for the Illinois Shines and Illinois Solar for All programs over the 2024-2025 and 2025-2026 Program Years.

Stakeholders can engage with the filed 2024 Long-Term Plan in Docket 23-0714 following the ICC’s rules of practice. Please keep in mind that the filed 2024 Plan is not finalized upon filing and anything contained within the Plan should be considered preliminary. The Agency expects a final order from the ICC regarding any contested issues in the 2024 Long-Term Plan no later than February 20, 2024, which will contain the final determination on any contested issues. Then the Agency will publish a final 2024 Long-Term Plan in compliance with that final order, marking the conclusion of this process.

Changes proposed in the filed 2024 Long-Term Plan that impact Illinois Shines include, but are not limited to:

  • Proposed approach to Group A capacity levels
  • Partial closing of the Program to Part I applications from May 27 to June 2, 2024, to prepare for next Program Year
  • Updated uncontracted capacity redistribution prioritization
  • Updated Traditional Community Solar Scoring guidelines
  • Distributed Generation and Community Solar sub-categories for the Public Schools category
  • Annual status renewal requirement for EECs majority owned by an EEP qualifying based on residency
  • 200% DC/AC ratio limit for systems that include a battery/storage component
  • Clarification on Community Solar residential and small commercial customers with multiple subscriptions requirement
  • Proposal of application processing fee of $20 per kW, not to exceed $15,000 per project
  • Establishment of a Solar Restitution Fund to provide economic assistance to harmed customers

PLEASE NOTEChapter 7 of the Long-Term Plan covers the Illinois Shines program, but Chapter 9 – Consumer Protection and Chapter 10 – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion both have requirements and proposals within that impact Illinois Shines participants. In order to understand the full scope of changes to the Illinois Shines program, all three chapters should be reviewed in full.

Find the 2024 Long-Term Plan’s Petition and Appendices to the Plan on the Agency’s website: https://ipa.illinois.gov/energy-procurement/plans-under-development.html.