Program Documents

Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan

More information on Illinois Shines can be found in Chapters 6 and 7 of the Illinois Power Agency’s Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan. Past versions of the Plan can be found below. The Plan was reopened in December 2022, and the Modified Plan upon Reopening, as filed and published on May 9, 2023, is the operating version of the Plan.

Current Approved Long-Term Plan

2022 Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan – Modified Plan upon Reopening

Redline between August 23, 2022 version and May 9, 2023 version


Long-Term Plan Under Development

2024 Long-Term Renewable  Resources Procurement Plan – Initial ICC Filing (October 20, 2023)

Redline comparison of filed 2024 Long-Term Plan to draft 2024 Long-Term Plan

The redline below shows the changes from the initial to the revised Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan:

Comparison of Initial Plan and Revised Plan

*The chapters of the plan outlining the Adjustable Block Program are Chapter 6 and 7.

2021 Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan Workshops

Workshop #1 Documents (June 25, 2021)

Workshop #1 Webinar

Workshop #1 Slide Deck

Workshop #1 Request for Comments


Workshop #2 Documents (July 7, 2021)

Workshop #2 Webinar

Workshop #2 Slide Deck

Workshop #2 Request for Comments


Workshop #3 Documents (July 13, 2021)

Workshop #3 Webinar

Workshop #3 Slide Deck

Workshop #3 Request for Comments

Program Guidebook

Consumer Protection Handbook

Disclosure Forms

This document provides input rates that are utilized within the Program portal for calculations. For Distributed Generation, these include the Current Average Retail Rate (for ComEd/Ameren/MidAmerican) used to calculate the Savings Estimates for DG Disclosure Forms, and for rural electric co-ops or municipal utilities, an average statewide retail rate is used and updated annually. For Community Solar, a Price to Compare is provided for the utilities. Click here to access the current Portal Input Rates document.

Informational Brochures

Approved Vendors and their Designees are required to present the relevant brochure to program participants prior to the execution of an installation contract or agreement with the program participant. The brochure informs consumers of their rights, procedures for filing complaints, and points to more information that can be found on the Program website. Illinois Shines brochures are available below in both English and Spanish.

Contract Requirements

Section 9.4 of the Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan (“the Plan”) states that the IPA and its Program Administrators developed “program requirements, including marketing requirements, standard disclosure forms, contract requirements, and program brochures.” Under Section 1-75(c)(1)(M)(ii), the Agency is required “to establish program requirements and minimum contract terms ‘to ensure projects are properly installed and produce their expected amounts of energy.’ Consistent with the 2022-Long Term Plan, the IPA has updated the Contract Requirements, and AVs/Designees must be in full compliance with the new requirements in these documents by August 28, 2022:

Prevailing Wage Hub

Prevailing wage is a minimum compensation level set by the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) by county for construction activities related to public works. Section 1-75(c)(1)(Q) of the IPA Act (20 ILCS 3855) as modified by Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (Public Act 102-0662) now requires that individuals engaged in the construction of applicable projects submitted to Illinois Shines are paid the relevant prevailing wage. Additionally, Illinois Public Act 102-0673 (effective as of November 30, 2021) clarifies that such projects are “public works” subject to the Prevailing Wage Act—which includes notice requirements and related provisions as well. The Prevailing Wage Act defines ‘construction’ to include maintenance, repair, assembly, or disassembly work performed on equipment.

View the Prevailing Wage Hub page here.