Results of Traditional Community Solar Random Selection Event, 2022-2023 TCS Project Awards, Waitlist and Next Steps

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In accordance with the TCS scoring guidelines, the Program Administrator scored all TCS projects submitted on November 1, 2022 that are Part I verified. The scores and a full announcement regarding the scoring process were posted on the Program website on the Solar Project Categories page under the Traditional Community Solar sub-section. The Program Administrator undertook a full audit of scores, and on May 3, 2023 shared the results of the audit and updated project scores. As outlined in the announcement, individual entities whose project scores were directly affected were contacted and provided two weeks to appeal and changes to scores; appeals were due May 17, 2023 and the Agency received 6 appeals. The IPA determination on submitted appeals was finalized on Friday, May 26, 2023, and changes to scores related to appeals were reflected in the scoring spreadsheet uploaded to the Program website at the Solar Project Categories page.

The Program outlined that following the finalization of post-appeal determination scores, the Agency would utilize a random selection process to break ties between projects that received the same scores, and on Monday, May 30, 2023 at 9:00 a.m., the Agency held the random selection reordering event via Zoom, which was open to stakeholder attendance. A recording of the event, the presentation slides, and the resulting spreadsheet detailing Group A and Group B project awards (subject to block capacity and 20% developer cap limitations) and Day 1 waitlists for each group (projects receiving scores of at least 5.0), were posted to the Program website’s Solar Project Categories page. Approved Vendors can swap projects that were selected with projects that were not selected/waitlisted, as long as they have the same score and are the same size. Approved Vendors seeking to do so should reach out to the Program Administrator as soon as practicable as projects will begin being submitted to the ICC in short order.

Next Steps

Projects selected for the 2022-23 annual blocks of capacity will be submitted to the next two-three ICC meetings for approval for REC contracts across the month of June.

Projects that did not get selected for inclusion in the 2022-23 Program year blocks and did not make it on to the waitlist (minimum 5 points required) can reapply to the Program at any time. The review of projects submitted after November 1, 2022, will be prioritized and processed in the order received and will be added to the applicable waitlists for the TCS blocks if the project meets the 5 point minimum threshold.

Group A Traditional Community Solar

Group A TCS had a Total Allocation Capacity for Program Year 2022-2023 of 51.27 MW, and a 20% developer cap of 10.254 MW. Following the project scoring process and random selection event, the following 16 projects are approved for project award, pending ICC approval:

Project IDProject NameAV IDAV Name OR Parent Company (If Different from AV)Project Size AC (MW)Total Capacity for AV (and Parent Company) of Group A Selected ProjectsTotal Points
195447Kiwi Road 1 (North) - Pinkneyville810851115 Solar Development, LLC2.004.0009.66
293432Devillez Solar96ACE DevCo NC, LLC4.004.0009.48
395061Peoria Solar, LLC4,82023Trajectory Solar 3, LLC2.009.0009.34
495294Stovepipe Solar2023Trajectory Solar 3, LLC2.009.0009.25
595165Percy Renewables 1, LLC8343Parent Company - Nexamp, Inc.5.0010.0008.30
695277Metamora Solar2023Trajectory Solar 3, LLC5.009.0008.27
793994Galva Landfill6,8,102005BOW Renewables LLC4.504.5008.00
895080Geranium Solar Project, LLC61098Cultivate Power, LLC5.005.0008.00
995120Skyline Solar, LLC145Cypress Creek Renewables, LLC5.005.0007.97
1095062Bishop CSG 124Sunvest New Energy LLC2.008.0007.92
1195291Clinton Solar 2b LLC5TCA Microgrid Energy Management LLC2.002.0007.91
1295257Moroa Solar, LLC343Parent Company - Nexamp, Inc.5.0010.0007.71
1395251Wagner B24Sunvest New Energy LLC2.008.0007.65
1495199Schmidt CSG 1824Sunvest New Energy LLC2.008.0007.65
1595237Wagner A24Sunvest New Energy LLC2.008.0007.65
16953752240 N 375 East Road (Site 1 - East) - Piatt10851115 Solar Development, LLC2.004.0007.60

Following the selection of Group A projects, a total of 44 additional projects submitted on Day 1, which achieved project scores of at least 5.0, will form the initial waitlist for Group A TCS. Following the Random Selection event, the initial 2022-2023 waitlist for Group A TCS comprises 143.75 MW of project capacity; with a Program Year 2023-2024 initial capacity allocation of 60 MW for Group A TCS, the size of the waitlist will trigger a hard close to the Group A TCS block immediately upon opening.

Group B Traditional Community Solar

Group B TCS had a Total Allocation Capacity for Program Year 2022-2023 of 119.63 MW, and a 20% developer cap of 23.926 MW. Following the project scoring process and random selection event, the following 60 projects are approved for project award, pending ICC approval:

Project IDProject NameAV IDAV Name OR Parent Company (If Different from AV)Project Size AC (MW)Total Capacity for AV (and Parent Company) of Group B Selected ProjectsTotal Points
194726City of Zion813BAP Power Corporation1.991.99210.45
295183Walldog Solar, LLC145Cypress Creek Renewables, LLC5.00208.88
395083Lilly Pond Road Solar 1, LLC10851115 Solar Development, LLC2.0067.72
493293WO04A8,102004TPE IL Solar Holdings, LLC2.0019.487.42
593346WO058,102004TPE IL Solar Holdings, LLC4.5019.487.39
695192Steger Solar Garden84Community Power Group, LLC2.0026.94
795154Galt Solar, LLC58,9145Cypress Creek Renewables, LLC5.00206.85
895088Threshermen Solar, LLC145Cypress Creek Renewables, LLC5.00206.80
995357Pierpont1058DG Illinois CS, LLC2.0026.68
1095360Taurus - 800 S Northpoint Blvd880SRE IL REC Administrator 1, LLC1.3222.446.00
1195121Stag - 6620 River Rd80SRE IL REC Administrator 1, LLC0.7722.446.00
1295488Elk Grove 42*2020Prologis Energy LLC0.4823.886.00
1395493Glendale Heights 8*2020Prologis Energy LLC0.9623.886.00
1495380South Meade Avenue Solar Project 2022, LLC656Distributed Solar Operations, LLC0.387.3756.00
1595477McCook 2*2020Prologis Energy LLC2.0423.886.00
1695366West Armory Drive Solar Project 2022, LLC656Distributed Solar Operations, LLC0.447.3756.00
1795262LBA - 801 Innovation Dr.80SRE IL REC Administrator 1, LLC0.9922.446.00
1893339WO04B8,102004TPE IL Solar Holdings, LLC3.0019.486.00
19944732440 Pratt Blvd2672Onyx Renewable Partners L.P.1.085.586.00
2095495Waukegan 2*2020Prologis Energy LLC0.8423.886.00
2195209LBA - 150 Innovation Dr80SRE IL REC Administrator 1, LLC1.1022.446.00
2295487Bensenville Ind Park 11*2020Prologis Energy LLC1.2023.886.00
2394377WO088,102004TPE IL Solar Holdings, LLC4.9919.486.00
2495133West 73rd Street I Solar Project 2022, LLC656Distributed Solar Operations, LLC2.007.3756.00
2595473Northlake 5*2020Prologis Energy LLC2.5223.886.00
2695479Melrose Park 2*2020Prologis Energy LLC3.0023.886.00
2795055EQT - 9100 Belmont Ave880SRE IL REC Administrator 1, LLC1.4322.446.00
2895468Aurora 1*2020Prologis Energy LLC0.9623.886.00
2995198UBS - 10701 Seymour Ave80SRE IL REC Administrator 1, LLC2.8622.446.00
3095496Bensenville Ind Park 10*2020Prologis Energy LLC1.2023.886.00
3195483Northlake 4*2020Prologis Energy LLC1.4423.886.00
3295472Elk Grove 1*2020Prologis Energy LLC1.6823.886.00
3395155BPL IL- 2100 S. Wolf382Standard Solar, Inc.0.601.166.00
3495189LBA - 701 Innovation Dr (Rooftop)80SRE IL REC Administrator 1, LLC0.9922.446.00
3595492Elk Grove 46*2020Prologis Energy LLC0.8423.886.00
3694773500-510 Country Club Dr2,8672Onyx Renewable Partners L.P.1.925.586.00
3795475Glendale Heights 10*2020Prologis Energy LLC1.3223.886.00
3895486McCook 1*2020Prologis Energy LLC0.7223.886.00
3995385West Gross Point Road Solar Project 2022, LLC656Distributed Solar Operations, LLC0.697.3756.00
4095494Bensenville Ind Park 14*2020Prologis Energy LLC1.3223.886.00
41951385043 W 67th St2672Onyx Renewable Partners L.P.1.325.586.00
4295470Bensenville 2*2020Prologis Energy LLC1.9223.886.00
43951267400 S. Massasoit Ave2672Onyx Renewable Partners L.P.1.265.586.00
4495201Aminim - 1010 Sesame St.80SRE IL REC Administrator 1, LLC1.7622.446.00
4595226BPL IL - 9300 King382Standard Solar, Inc.0.561.166.00
4695059Aminim - 11939 S Central Ave80SRE IL REC Administrator 1, LLC1.7622.446.00
4795077UBS - 9500 West 55th St80SRE IL REC Administrator 1, LLC1.6522.446.00
4895471Des Plaines 7*2020Prologis Energy LLC1.4423.886.00
4995309Sayre Avenue Solar Project 2022, LLC656Distributed Solar Operations, LLC1.887.3756.00
5095166Aminim - 3100 S. Central Ave80SRE IL REC Administrator 1, LLC2.6422.446.00
5195259West 73rd Street II Solar Project 2022, LLC656Distributed Solar Operations, LLC2.007.3756.00
5295056Stag - 6600 River Rd80SRE IL REC Administrator 1, LLC3.1922.446.00
5395239LBA - 10601 Seymour Ave East80SRE IL REC Administrator 1, LLC1.9822.446.00
5495107WO098,102004TPE IL Solar Holdings, LLC4.9919.486.00
559531127555 S Gougar Road10851115 Solar Development, LLC2.0065.72
56950849521 US 14 Solar 1, LLC810851115 Solar Development, LLC2.0065.72
5794452Minonk Site 2 Updated152Forefront Power, LLC2.0045.62
5894043Minonk Site 1 Updated152Forefront Power, LLC2.0045.62
5995233Mendota Solar, LLC343Parent Company - Nexamp, Inc.4.954.955.28
6095322Dakota Solar, LLC145Cypress Creek Renewables, LLC5.00204.88

Following the selection of Group B projects, a total of 16 additional projects submitted on Day 1, which achieved project scores of at least 5.0, will form the initial waitlist for Group B TCS. Capacity to support these projects will become available with the commencement of Program Year 2023-2024 on June 1, 2023, which includes an initial allocation of 140 MW of capacity for Group B TCS.

The Agency and Program Administrator appreciate the participation and interest of Approved Vendors in the Traditional Community Solar block of the Program, and the adherence to a thorough scoring and review process developed in accordance with the Long-Term Plan.