Portal Updates & Program Help Guides
Portal Development Roadmap
The Portal Development Roadmap is designed to preview upcoming, planned development for the Illinois Shines portal. Updates on the following planned activities will be provided in weekly Program announcements, and detailed below in the Portal Updates Blog in conjunction with software releases.
|Roadmap Update: August 30, 2023|
|QUARTER 3 2023 (July, August, September)|
Disclosure Form: Make a Copy, Archive, Improved Management
|QUARTER 4 2023 (October, November, December)|
Disclosure Form: Distributed Generation APIs for Purchase, PPA, and Lease Disclosure Forms
|QUARTER 1 2024 (January, February, March)||TBA – No scheduled releases at this time|
|QUARTER 2 2024 (April, May, June)||TBA – No scheduled releases at this time|
The guides listed on this page are provided to help Vendors and their Designees in their work with the Illinois Shines Portal. Click on a topic to download a PDF containing instructions, tips, and screenshots.
These guides will be expanded and updated on a regular basis to reflect upgrades and additions to the Program portal. The Program Administrator will update this page when new guides are released.
|All Disclosure Forms — CSV Upload Guide||May 30, 2023|
|Community Solar DF Walkthrough||May 30, 2023|
|DG Project Lease DF Walkthrough||May 30, 2023|
|DG Project Purchase Agreement DF Walkthrough||May 30, 2023|
|DG Project Purchase DF Walkthrough||May 30, 2023|
|Community Solar DF Walkthrough Video||May 18, 2023|
|DG DF Walkthrough Video||May 18, 2023|
|DG Lease Walkthrough Video||May 31, 2023|
|DG DF Power Purchase Agreement Walkthrough Video||May 31, 2023|
REC Contract Help Guides
|REC Performance Evaluation||November 16, 2023|
|REC Performance Calculation Evaluation Walkthrough Video||December 7, 2023|
Additional Help Guides
|How to Reset Your Password||September 27, 2022|
|Portal Overview||October 10, 2022|
|Manage Your Disclosure Forms||October 11, 2022|
|Part I Apps (DG and CS)||November 18, 2022|
|Batching||November 2, 2022|
|Part II Apps (DG and CS)||December 27, 2022|
|Annual Report Guide||June 15, 2023|
|Approved Vendor Program Requirements – Annual Checklist||October 30, 2023|
If you need additional help, please contact the Program Administrator.
Portal Updates Blog
The Program Administrator will use this space to provide ongoing portal updates on releases of features and functions (newly-available and planned); issue and bug reports, investigations, and resolutions; updates on data availability and reports; changes to portal materials/documents or appearance; new technical documentation and support; and more.