As first announced on September 30, 2021, the ABP portal will temporarily close to new project submittals at 5:00 PM CPT on November 1, 2021.
All projects submitted in batches on or prior to that date and time will be added to the existing waitlist for the relevant Group (A/B) and category (Large DG/Small DG) pending payment of the application fee within 10 business days of batch submittal (no later than November 16, 2021 for batches submitted on November 1, 2021). The project portal will open again for new project applications on December 14, 2021. Please note that all applications submitted prior to the portal closure on November 1 that are <=25 kW AC will be classified as Small DG and added to the Small DG waitlist.
Any Part I applications not submitted in a batch by the time of the portal’s temporary closure on November 1 will be reset to Step 1 and become available again for editing and submittal upon the reopening of the portal on December 14, 2021.
While the portal is temporarily closed, Approved Vendors will have read-only access to all of their Part I applications. The ability to generate and submit Disclosure Forms and submit Part II applications in the portal will remain available throughout this time. Please note, the Agency is currently working to update the Distributed Generation Disclosure Form. This updated form is expected to be available for use starting on December 14, 2021. Any Disclosure Forms that have not been sent to a customer for signature by December 14th will be removed from the portal. Distributed Generation Disclosure Forms generated for customer signature prior to December 14th will not be impacted by this change and will still be eligible for use with a project application.
Additionally, no additional projects will be taken off Program waitlists to fill existing capacity during this period of portal closure. Details regarding requirements for projects submitted on or after December 14 for new block capacity will be addressed at an upcoming webinar that will be held prior to the opening of the portal on December 14, 2021.
For questions regarding the temporary closing, please reach out to the Program Administrator at [email protected] or at 877-783-1820.