Calendar of Events

Please note that dates are tentative and subject to change. 

As the Adjustable Block Program is developed and finalized, updates will be provided on this website. 

We encourage you to sign up for notifications from the Program Administrator to keep informed of key Program launch dates. 

Please select a Program area below to learn more about key dates for the development of the Adjustable Block Program. (Click to expand section.)

Lottery Process
LOTTERY STRAWMAN PROPOSAL RELEASED (SEPTEMBER 10, 2018)

On September 10, 2018 the Block 1 Lottery Strawman Proposal was released to stakeholders for comment.

Lottery stakeholder webinar held  (September 17, 2018)

On September 17, 2018 a stakeholder webinar was held for the proposed Lottery procedures.

Lottery stakeholder comments due (September 28, 2018)

Stakeholder comments were due by 5:00 PM CDT on Friday, September 28, 2018.  Comments were submitted to the Program Administrator by email at comments@illinoisabp.com and can now be viewed here.  

Lottery Stakeholder Comments Relating to specific areas of focus Due (October 17, 2018)

The Administrator posted a request for comments on specific areas of focus collected from the first round of comments and to solicit additional stakeholder feedback.  The deadline for the second round of comments was 5:00 PM CDT on October 17, 2018.  Comments were submitted to the Program Administrator by email at comments@illinoisabp.com and can now be viewed here

Lottery Procedure Released (November 28, 2018)

The Final Lottery Procedure Document for the initial opening of the Adjustable Block Program was released on November 28, 2018.  An additional explanatory document providing guidance on certain decisions made by the IPA and the Program Administrator regarding the lottery process can be downloaded here.

Minor updates to Lottery Procedure Released (december 31, 2018)

The procedures described in the November 28, 2018 Lottery Procedure document have been updated with some minor clerical corrections and a clarification of the application of the developer cap.  The revised language is in the Final Program Guidebook.

Approved Vendor Registration Process
Draft Approved Vendor Registration requirements Released (October 3, 2018)

October 3, 2018 is the release date for the draft Approved Vendor registration requirements for stakeholder review and feedback.

Approved Vendor Stakeholder Meeting (October 10, 2018)

On October 10, 2018, the stakeholder meeting and webinar to discuss draft Approved Vendor registration requirements, consumer protection guidelines, and marketing guidelines was held from 1:00 – 5:00 PM CDT in Chicago, Illinois.  A copy of the webinar presentation is available here.

Approved Vendor registration REquirements Stakeholder Comments Due (October 19, 2018)

Comments on the proposed Approved Vendor registration requirements were due October 19, 2018 and can be found here.

Approved Vendor requirements posted (October 31, 2018)

The Final Approved Vendor Requirements were posted on October 31st, 2018.

Approved Vendor application Portal opens (November 1, 2018)

The Approved Vendor registration portal is now open to begin receiving applications. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

Approved Vendor Registration training webinar held (November 1, 2018)

A training webinar for Approved Vendor registration training was held on November 1st.  You can also download a transcript of the question and answer session and a copy of the presentation used during the webinar. 

Consumer Protections
Distributed generation projects
Draft distributed generation marketing guidelines and disclosure forms Released (October 3, 2018)

October 3, 2018 is the release date for the draft marketing guidelines and disclosure forms for distributed generation for stakeholder review and feedback.

Approved Vendor Stakeholder Meeting (October 10, 2018)

On October 10, 2018, the stakeholder meeting to discuss draft Approved Vendor registration requirements, consumer protection guidelines, and marketing guidelines was held from 1:00 – 5:00 PM CDT in Chicago, Illinois.  The meeting was also available via webinar and details can be found here

Distributed Generation marketing guidelines and disclosure forms Stakeholder Comments Due (October 26, 2018)

Stakeholder comments on the draft distributed generation marketing guidelines and disclosure forms were due on October 26, 2018.  The comments can be found here.

Distributed generation marketing guidelines  published (November 27, 2018)

The final version of Final Guidelines for Marketing Material and Marketing Behavior were published on November 27, 2018.

Brochure published (december 27, 2018)

The final Brochure was published on December 27, 2018. 

Distributed generation disclosure forms published (December 27, 2018) 

The final version of distributed generation disclosure forms were posted on December 27, 2018 and can be found here.

community solar projects
Community Solar consumer protection and marketing guidelines released (November 26, 2018)

November 26, 2018 is the release date for the draft community solar consumer protection and marketing guidelines for stakeholder review and feedback.

Community Solar consumer protection and marketing guidelines stakeholder document meeting (November 30, 2018)

On November 30, 2018, the stakeholder meeting to discuss community solar marketing guidelines, draft brochure, and community solar consumer protection disclosure forms was held in Chicago.  The meeting was also available via webinar.  Click here to view a recording of the webinar and click here to download a copy of the presentation given by the Program Administrator.  

Community Solar consumer protection and marketing guidelines stakeholder comments due (December 10, 2018)

The deadline for stakeholders to provide comments on the community solar consumer protection and marketing guidelines was December 10, 2018.  Click here to review the comments.

Community Solar consumer protection and marketing guidelines published (January 31, 2019)

Final community solar consumer protection and marketing guidelines were published and posted to the Illinois ABP website on January 31, 2019.  They can be found here.  The final Community Solar Brochure will be published at a later time.

Program Guide
draft Program guidebook published for stakeholder comments (November 28, 2018)

The draft version of the Illinois Adjustable Block Program Draft Guidebook was published on November 28, 2018.  The document covers topics not included in the Approved Vendor registration requirements and consumer protection/marketing guidelines; these include system eligibility, project application process, renewable energy credit management, Approved Vendor annual reporting requirements, and more. 

Program guidebook stakeholder meeting (November 30, 2018)

On November 30, 2018, the stakeholder meeting for discussion of the draft Program Guide was held in.  The meeting was also available via webinar.  Click here to view a recording of the webinar and click here to download a copy of the presentation given by the Program Administrator. 

Program guidebook stakeholder comments due (December 10, 2018)

Stakeholder comments on the draft Program Guidebook were due on December 10, 2018.  The comments can be found here.   

Program guidebook published (december 31, 2018)

The Final Program Guidebook was published on the Adjustable Block Program website on December 31, 2018.

REC Contract
DRAFT REC contract PUBLISHED FOR STAKEHOLDER COMMENTS (december 7, 2018)

The Illinois Adjustable Block Program Draft REC Contract was published on December 7, 2018.   The DRAFT REC Contract is proposed to be the standard contract form for the Adjustable Block Program between each Approved Vendor and Ameren Illinois Company (“AIC”), Commonwealth Edison Company (“ComEd”) or MidAmerican Energy Company (“MEC”). 

Draft REC contract STAKEHOLDER COMMENTS DUE (DECEMBER 19, 2018)

The deadline for stakeholders to provide comments on the Draft REC Contract was 12 PM (Noon) Central Prevailing Time (“CPT”) on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.  Click here to view all of the comments. 

draft rec contract webinar (december 28, 2018)

An Adjustable Block Program Contract Stakeholder Webinar was held on Friday, December 28, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Central Time.  You can view a recording of the webinar or download a copy of the presentation used during the webinar. 

sECOND rOUND OF cOMMENTS TO draft rec contract (december 31, 2018)

The IPA and its Program Administrator accepted a second round of comments on the contract.  The comments were due on December 31, 2018 and can be found here.

Second DRAFT REC contract PUBLISHED FOR STAKEHOLDER COMMENTS (january 11, 2019)

A Second Draft REC contract was released on January 11, 2019.  Comments on this Second Draft Contract are due by 5:00 PM CPT on January 18, 2019 to comments@illinoisabp.com. Once finalized, this contract will serve as the standard contract form for the delivery of RECs under the ABP.   A copy of the Second Draft REC Contract and additional information for stakeholders can be found here.

stakeholder cOMMENTS on second draft rec contract due (january 18, 2019)

The IPA and its Program Administrator accepted a round of comments on the Second Draft REC Contract.  The comments are posted here

final REC contract released (January 28, 2019)

The final REC Contract was released on January 28, 2019 and can be found here.

Contract Requirements
Draft COntract Requirements PUBLISHED FOR STAKEHOLDER COMMENTS (december 31, 2018)

The Draft Contract Requirements were posted to the Illinois ABP Website on December 31, 2018. 

Draft Contract requirements STAKEHOLDER COMMENTS DUE (january 7, 2019)

The Program Administrator accepted comments on the draft contract requirements until January 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM CST.  Comments received can be found here.

final Contract requirements published (January 28, 2019)

The Final Distributed Generation Contract Requirements  were published  on January 23, 2019.

Application Submission
Application portal opened for approved vendors to submit project applications (January 30, 2019)

On January 30, 2019 at 9:00 AM CST, the Adjustable Block Program opened for project applications.

deadline for Project applications/batches to be submitted (february 13, 2019)

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM CST, is the deadline for project applications/batches to be submitted in order to qualify for any required lottery in a group/category combination.