Program Year 2023-2024 REC Prices, Program Guidebook and Consumer Protection Handbook Released, Traditional Community Solar Score Update

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The IPA announces new information related to 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:

Program News

  • Minimum Equity Standard (MES) Compliance Form Release
  • Traditional Community Solar Score Audit and Appeal Update
  • REC Pricing Updates
  • Program Guidebook
  • Consumer Protection Handbook, Contract Requirements, and Rationale Document

Ongoing Operations Updates

  • Schedule B Generation and Availability via Approved Vendor SharePoint Folders
  • DF Leniency Period & SharePoint DF Workaround Process Update
  • Portal Tips and Tools

Application Processing Updates

  • Application Processing Tables
  • Community-Driven Community Solar Application Review and Scoring Process

Ongoing Program Portal Updates

  • Updates on Portal Issues, Improvements, and Future Releases

Requirements and Reminders

  • Stakeholder Feedback
  • Blanket Extension of Energization Deadline for All Illinois Shines Projects with Energization Deadlines Between April 14 – August 15, 2023
  • Eligibility Criteria for EEC and the EEC Category – Request for Feedback by May 5, 2023
  • EEC Block Capacity – Long-Term Plan Reopening
  • 3G Cell Pack Switch Out
  • Program Administrator Office Hours