Month: May 2019

Program Guidebook Updated

The Illinois Power Agency has updated its Adjustable Block Program Guidebook previously published on April 3, 2019. The updated Program Guidebook and a redline showing changes from the April 3rd version can be found here. Key changes include, among others,
• an addition of Section 1, D titled “Waitlist Procedure Clarifications,” starting on page 15, which details the process that will be followed when projects are selected off of a waitlist;
• clarifying language added regarding self-installation;
• and a new requirement for Approved Vendors to incorporate the Adjustable Block Program application ID into the into a project’s PJM-GATS or M-RETS registration.

Save the Date: Workshops on the update of the Illinois Power Agency’s Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan

The Illinois Power Agency will be holding two days of workshops in June to give stakeholders an opportunity to provide input to the Agency as it prepares the biennial update to the Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan. The updated Plan is expected to be released for public comment in August. After each workshop the Agency plans to issue a Request for Comments on selected topics for which the Agency seeks additional information.

Workshop One, Thursday, June 20, 2019

Morning: Overview of the RPS and the Long-Term Plan; RPS Budgets; Utility-Scale Procurements

Afternoon: Illinois Solar for All

Workshop Two, Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Morning: Adjustable Block Program structure; REC Pricing Model; Distributed Generation

Afternoon: Community Solar, Consumer Protections


Workshops will be held in the Bilandic Building, 160 North LaSalle St, 5th Floor Auditorium, Chicago. (A Government-issued ID is required to enter this building.) A call-in option will also be available.

The Agency will release more detailed Agendas prior to each workshop date.

REQUEST FOR COMMENTS: ABP Draft Project Information Release Protocols

The IPA is seeking stakeholder feedback on a protocol to make select project information publicly available with updates offered across regular intervals. The IPA has drafted Draft Project Information Release Protocols to govern what information about applicants and approved projects will be made publicly available, including the form of such disclosures and the intervals for updates.

Comments on this draft are due by Friday, May 31, 2019 at 5pm CDT to