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 procedures released (To Be Announced)

Final Lottery procedures will be posted to the website.  

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 and disclosure forms published (November 21, 2018) – Tentative

The final version of distributed generation marketing guidelines and disclosure forms are tentatively scheduled to be posted on November 21, 2018.

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

Draft community solar consumer protection and marketing guidelines are tentatively scheduled to be posted on November 26, 2018.

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 will be held from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST in Chicago, Illinois.  The meeting is also available via webinar.  Meeting location and webinar details can be found here

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 will be December 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM CST.  Comments may be submitted via email to comments@illinoisabp.com.

Community Solar consumer protection and marketing guidelines published (December 21, 2018) – tentative

Final community solar consumer protection and marketing guidelines will be published and posted to the Illinois ABP website on December 21, 2018.

Program Guide
draft Program guide published for stakeholder comments (November 26, 2018) – tentative

The draft version of the Adjustable Block Program Guide will be published on November 26, 2018.  This document will cover topics not included in the Approved Vendor registration requirements and consumer protection/marketing guidelines; these include engineering specifications, project application process, pricing, contracts, payments, ongoing performance assurance, and more.

Program guide stakeholder meeting (November 30, 2018)

On November 30, 2018, the stakeholder meeting for discussion of the draft Program Guide will be held from 1:00-5:00 PM CST in Chicago, Illinois. The meeting is also available via webinar.  Meeting location and webinar details can be found here

Program guide stakeholder comments due (December 10, 2018)

The deadline for stakeholders to provide comments on the draft Program Guide will be December 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM CDT. Comments may be submitted via email to comments@illinoisabp.com. 

Program guide published (January 4, 2019) – tentative

The final Program Guide will be published on the Adjustable Block Program website on January 4, 2019.

Application Submission
Application portal will be opened for approved vendors to submit project applications (January 15, 2019)

On January 15, 2019, applications will begin to be accepted for distributed generation and community solar projects from Approved Vendors.