Month: September 2020

Comments on Second Draft Refreshed REC Contract Posted

As part of the implementation of the IPA’s Revised Long-Term Plan, a substantial refresh to the Adjustable Block Program REC contract is being conducted. On September 4, 2020, the IPA published a request for stakeholder comments regarding the Second Draft Refreshed REC Contract. Responses were due on September 18, 2020. The four comments the Agency received can be viewed here.

The Adjustable Block Program Administrator would like to thank all stakeholders that provided comments on the Adjustable Block Program’s Second Draft REC contract and will be announcing the next steps in the process shortly.

Release of Revised ABP Distributed Generation Marketing Guidelines

The revised Adjustable Block Program Distributed Generation Marketing Guidelines are now finalized and posted here along with a redline document that compares the changes between the original version published on January 31, 2019 and this revised version.*

These revised guidelines apply to all distributed generation sales and marketing activity moving forward. Approved Vendors and those operating on their behalf are expected to be familiar with the updates made in this new version of the marketing guidelines and adhere to all requirements outlined in the document. Consistent with the ICC’s Order in Docket No. 19-0995, there will be a grace period of 45 calendar days from September 16, 2020 before any disciplinary action is taken for violations of new requirements found in these guidelines.

The revision of the ABP Community Solar Marketing Guidelines is still in process and is anticipated to be finalized in September 2020.  Please note that there will be significant differences between the Distributed Generation and the Community Solar Marketing Guidelines; Approved Vendors thus should not use the revised Distributed Generation Marketing Guidelines as indicative of pending changes for community solar.

Please reach out to the Program Administrator at admin@illinoisabp.com or (877) 783-1820 with any questions.

*Please note that the changes reflected in the redline comparison may seem far more extensive than the actual changes as there was a significant amount of reorganization of text between this version of the document and the January 31, 2019 version.

Second Draft REC Contract Workshop

On September, 11, the Illinois Power Agency, in conjunction with NERA Economic Consulting and the Adjustable Block Program Administrator, InClime, held a Virtual Stakeholder Workshop to discuss the Second Draft of the Refreshed REC Contract that was posted on September 4, 2020 alongside a request for stakeholder comments. The Webinar can be viewed below and the PowerPoint viewed in the presentation can be viewed by clicking here.

 

Stakeholder Comments – Draft Program Guidebook

The Illinois Power Agency published a request for stakeholder feedback regarding the Draft Program Guidebook in August, 2020. The deadline for submitting comments was extended to Friday, September 4, 2020. The stakeholder comments regarding the Draft Program Guidebook are posted below:
The Adjustable Block Program Administrator would like to thank all stakeholders that provided comments on the request for stakeholder feedback regarding the Draft Program Guidebook. We are reviewing the comments and will release a final Guidebook within a few weeks, after reviewing the stakeholder feedback.

Request for Stakeholder Comments – Second Draft of the Refreshed ABP REC Contract

The Illinois Power Agency is seeking feedback on the second draft of the refreshed Adjustable Block Program REC contract with comments due by September 18, 2020. The second draft of the refreshed REC contract, a comparison of the second draft of the refreshed REC contract and the first draft of the refreshed REC Contract, and a Request for Stakeholder Comments document can be found at www.illinoisabp.com/rec-contract. Please see the Request for Stakeholder Comments for additional background and information, and details on a virtual workshop scheduled for Friday, September 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM Central Standard Time.