COVID-19 Marketing Guidelines Update and Clarifications

The Illinois Power Agency provides the following communication as an update and clarification of its prohibition on in-person marketing and solicitation issued on March 20, 2020. At present, the IPA’s emergency revisions to its marketing guidelines prohibiting in-person marketing and solicitation remain in effect until further notice.  In responding to questions about when that prohibition …

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Stakeholder Comments – REC contract

As part of the implementation of the IPA’s Revised Long-Term Plan, a substantial refresh to the Adjustable Block Program REC contract  is being conducted. On April 9, 2020 The Illinois Power Agency issued a request for comments on a refreshed REC contract for the Adjustable Block Program. Responses were due on May 12, 2020. The …

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Part I and Part II ABP Application Changes

The IPA’s Revised Long-Term Plan, published by the IPA on April 20, 2020, contains several changes to Part I and Part II of the ABP project application. The Program Administrator has implemented these changes which are now live. The following are details regarding each change: Part I Changes Providing a shading study is no longer …

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Tentative Timeline of Changes from the Revised Long-Term Plan

On February 18, 2020, the Illinois Commerce Commission approved the Illinois Power Agency’s Revised Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan, and the Agency published a final version of the Revised Plan on April 20, 2020. The Revised Plan includes a number of aspects of the Adjustable Block Program that will be updated or modified. In order to …

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Extension Request Checklist for Approved Vendors

The IPA is issuing this clarification regarding system energization date extension requests under Section 5(b) of the ABP REC contract. Each extension request should reference the specific contract clause under which an extension is sought (i.e., which subparagraph of Section 5(b) is being relied upon) and should avoid referencing multiple clauses in a single request …

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Stakeholder Comments on Marketing Guidelines, Community Solar Disclosure Form, and Application Batching Process

The Illinois Power Agency published three requests for stakeholder feedback in April 2020. The requests for comment regarding both the Marketing Guidelines and Community Solar Disclosure Form were announced on April 3, 2020 and due on April 28, 2020. The request for comments regarding the Adjustable Block Program Application Batching Process was published on April 15, 2020 and …

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Stakeholder Comments on ABP Application Batching Process

As a result of the ICC’s approval of the IPA’s Revised Long-Term Plan on February 18, 2020, changes to the Adjustable Block Program application batching process are required. On April 15, the IPA published a request for feedback regarding the batching process. Comments were due Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 5 PM Central Daylight Time. The four comments submitted are …

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Group A Small DG Block 2 opening capacity

Upon the closure of Group A Small DG Block 1 on March 31, 2020 at 4:59pm, the opening capacity of Group A Small DG Block 2 is 16.725 MWac. The Program Administrator announced on April 1, 2020 that Group A Small DG Block 1 had closed. Per Section 6.3.2 of the Revised Long-Term Plan, this …

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