Extension of deadlines for ABP requests for comments

In light of delays caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois Power Agency is extending the deadline for feedback on the Adjustable Block Program’s Draft Marketing Guidelines and Community Solar Disclosure Form and REC contract. The new deadlines are now April 28 for feedback on the Draft Marketing Guidelines and Community Solar Disclosure Form …

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Request for 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. The Program Administrator seeks feedback on options for implementing this new batching process. Additional details can be found in the request for comment document. Responses are due Wednesday, …

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Group B Small DG Block 2 opening capacity

Upon the closure of Group B Small DG Block 1 on February 21, 2020 at 11:59 PM, the opening capacity of Group B Small DG Block 2 is 46.12 MWac. The Program Administrator announced on February 22, 2020 that Group B Small DG Block 1 had closed. Per Section 1(C)(3)(b) of the Program Guidebook, this …

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Group A Small DG Block 1 closed

Group A Small DG Block 1 is closed as of March 31, 2020 at 5:00 PM Central Prevailing Time and Group A Small DG Block 2 is now open. The Program Administrator announced on March 25, 2020 that Group A Small DG Block 1 had reached capacity. Per Section 6.3.2 of the Revised Long-Term Plan, …

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Consumer Complaint Database posted

The Program Administrator announces that a Database of Consumer Complaints is now available on the Adjustable Block Program and Illinois Shines websites. The database provides a summary of complaints received by the programs and the status of their resolution. This report complements the previously released Disciplinary Actions Report and will be updated when changes occur …

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Reminders regarding energization extension requests and force majeure

The Illinois Power Agency and the Adjustable Block Program Administrator recognize that the COVID-19 crisis is creating uncertainties that could impact performance under Adjustable Block Program contracts. (See also the Agency’s March 20, 2020 announcement.) Should Approved Vendors consider requesting extensions to energization deadlines and requests for force majeure, the Agency has the following procedural …

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Group A Small DG Block 1 capacity reached

The Illinois Power Agency (“IPA”) and Program Administrator announce that Block 1 for the Group A Small Distributed Generation (“DG”) project category (i.e. DG projects up to and including 10 kWac) has been filled. Block 1 will remain open for 7 calendar days per the soft-close provision in Section 6.3.2 of the Revised Long-Term Plan …

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IPA COVID-19 Announcement

The IPA has released this statement regarding COVID-19. All Program participants are requested to read this announcement as it, among other factors: Includes a change in Program requirements and the Marketing Guidelines Establishes new requirements around face-to-face interaction Provides updates on planned workshops Gives guidance on system inspections going forward

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