Energy Solutions continued meeting its commitment to providing frequent updates on Illinois Shines application processing progress. As of the week ending June 18, the Program Administrator achieved the goal of a two-week review turnaround for review of Large and Small DG (Part I and Part II) applications. This week’s announcement will be the last weekly announcement for Application Processing progress; future updates will be incorporated into the weekly program announcements. Data on processing progress will continue to be posted to the Program website with the same regularity.
This announcement provides the following application processing updates:
- Updated application processing tables through the week starting June 19, 2023, and forecast through June 2023
- Updates to accelerate application processing, including progress in the Need Info working group
Application Processing Updates
The Program Administrator has successfully established the staffing and processes to maintain average review turnaround times of two weeks moving forward. Updated application processing data is published on the Program website on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. This weekly announcement reflects projected and actual application submission and processing throughput, including a forecasted “turnaround time” of submission date to application review by project type/category, and updates on our Need Info efforts.
Beginning this week, the Program website will reflect the applications’ batch payment date of Part I applications, replacing the previous date of batch submission, to give a more accurate and linear view of where applications stand in the queue.
Applications are reviewed in order of submission date by Part I/Part II groups, regardless of project category reflected in forecasted review dates. For example, older Part I Small DG applications are processed before more recently submitted Part I Large DG applications.
*End of Week Queue column includes the total number of applications batched and paid which have not been reviewed. Due to project cancellations, the current queue may not exactly equal the previous week’s queue plus submitted less reviewed application volumes.
Need Info Updates
Resolving the high Need Info volume and resulting delays in application approvals remains a high priority. Updates from the Need Info Working Group include:
- The training of additional staff to Need Info efforts to resolve applications missing information by updating applications with data and documentation provided by AVs.
- Progress in establishing formal goals to reduce Need Info volume across the team and by individual application processor.
The Program Administrator thanks stakeholders for their continued patience and feedback as we worked to aggressively meet application review and approval targets and bring application processing into expected timeframes for the benefit of all stakeholders. Stakeholders are invited to contact the Program Administrator at any time regarding specific applications or overall application processing, by contacting: [email protected] or (877) 783-1820.