Category: Community Solar

Community Solar Brochure and Spanish DG Brochure Released

The Illinois Shines Community Solar informational brochure is now live and accessible on both the Adjustable Block Program website and Illinois Shines website.

Additionally, for Approved Vendors that work with primarily Spanish speaking customers, the Illinois Shines Distributed Generation informational brochure is now live and accessible in Spanish on both the Adjustable Block Program website and Illinois Shines website.

A Spanish version of the Illinois Shines Community Solar informational brochure is currently being developed and will be available in the near future.

Community Solar Marketing Guidelines and the Community Solar Disclosure Form Published

Following the publication of Draft Community Solar Marketing Guidelines and the Draft Community Solar Disclosure Form on November 27, 2018, as well as related stakeholder comments submitted by December 10, 2018, the Illinois Power Agency has developed a final version of the Community Solar Marketing Guidelines and the Community Solar Disclosure Form for the Adjustable Block Program.  Those are available here.  The final Community Solar Brochure will be published at a later time.

 

Recordings and Presentations from November 30th Stakeholder Meeting Now Available

The  Illinois Power Agency and the Program Administrator held two stakeholder meetings in Chicago on November 30, 2018. The first meeting covered the draft community solar marketing guidelines, draft brochure, and draft community solar consumer protection disclosure forms. The second meeting covered the draft program guidebook.

Click here to view a full recording of the first stakeholder meeting that covered the community solar draft documents.  You can also download a copy of the presentation used during this meeting.

Click here to view a full recording of the second stakeholder meeting that covered the draft program guidebook. A copy of the presentation is also available for download.

The Program Administrator will accept comments on both the community solar draft documents and the draft program guidebook by email at comments@illinoisabp.com until December 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM CST.  

Reminder: November 30, 2018 Workshop on Community Solar Disclosure Forms & Program Guidebook

The Illinois Power Agency and the Adjustable Block Program Administrator will be holding two stakeholder meetings tomorrow, November 30, 2018. An agenda for the meeting can be found here.  The first meeting will be held from 10:00 AM –12:00 PM CST and cover draft community solar marketing guidelines, draft brochure, and community solar consumer protection disclosure forms. The second meeting will be held from 1:00-5:00 PM CST and cover the draft program guidebook.  Both meetings will be held at the following location:

James R. Thompson Center
Assembly Hall, Lower Level
100 West Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

The meetings are also available via webinar and audio:

Community Solar Marketing Guidelines & Material 10:00-12:00
Meeting accessible via webinar at: https://zoom.us/j/219694470
Audio: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8665 and Meeting ID: 219 694 470

Program Guidebook 1:00-5:00
Meeting accessible via webinar at: https://zoom.us/j/671109232
Audio: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8665 and Meeting ID: 671 109 232

A recording of the webinars and copies of the presentations will be made available on the website.

Please contact the Program Administrator via email at admin@illinoisabp.com or via telephone at 877-783-1820 with questions about the meeting.

 

Community Solar Consumer Protection & Marketing Guidelines Draft Documents Released

The community solar consumer protection and marketing guidelines draft documents have been published. The Illinois Power Agency and the Adjustable Block Program Program Administrator will hold a stakeholder meeting on November 30, 2018 to discuss these documents. Click here for more information on that meeting.  The Program Administrator will accept comments on community solar consumer protection and marketing guidelines draft documents by email at comments@illinoisabp.com until December 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM CST.  

  • Draft Community Solar Marketing Guidelines: This document provides marketing guidelines for Approved Vendors in the Illinois Adjustable Block Program and applies specifically to community solar projects.
  • Draft Community Solar Disclosure Form: This form gives consumers considering subscribing to a community solar project clear information about the transaction.
  • Draft Community Solar Brochure: This document is the draft text of the brochure that Approved Vendors will be required to provide to consumers considering subscribing to a community solar project.  This is the text only, the actual brochure format will be developed after the text is complete.

November 30, 2018: Workshop on Community Solar Disclosure Forms & Program Guidelines for Application Submittal

The Illinois Power Agency and the Adjustable Block Program Administrator will hold two stakeholder meetings on November 30, 2018. Please note this is an adjustment from the tentatively published date. The first meeting will be held from 10:00 AM –12:00 PM CST and cover draft community solar marketing guidelines, draft brochure, and community solar consumer protection disclosure forms. The second meeting will be held from 1:00-5:00 PM CST and cover the draft program guidelines for project application submittal. Both meetings will be held at the following location:

James R. Thompson Center
Assembly Hall, Lower Level
100 West Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Both meetings will also be accessible via webinar.

The 10:00 AM meeting will be accessible at the following link:
https://zoom.us/j/219694470 You can call into the webinar by phone at +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8665 and Meeting ID: 219 694 470
To automatically add this link to your calendar you can click:
Google Calendar – https://zoom.us/meeting/219694470/calendar/google/add
Outlook Calendar – https://zoom.us/meeting/219694470/ics

The 1:00 PM meeting will be accessible at the following link:
https://zoom.us/j/671109232 You can call into the webinar by phone at +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8665 and Meeting ID: 671 109 232
To automatically add this link to your calendar you can click:
Google Calendar – https://zoom.us/meeting/671109232/calendar/google/add
Outlook Calendar – https://zoom.us/meeting/671109232/ics

Draft documents to be discussed at this stakeholder meeting are expected to be released by November 26, 2018. The Program Administrator will accept comments on all material covered in this stakeholder process by email at comments@illinoisabp.com until December 10th, 2018 at 5:00 PM CST.