Month: January 2021

Posting of Stakeholder Feedback and Request for Updated Comments

On November 23, 2020 The Illinois Power Agency published the following requests for stakeholder feedback:

The stakeholder comments received regarding Project Selection for Future Community Solar Blocks are posted here.

The stakeholder comments received regarding REC Pricing for Future Adjustable Block Program Blocks are posted here.

The Illinois Power Agency and the Adjustable Block Program Administrator would like to thank all stakeholders that provided initial comments. If stakeholders would like to update their comments in light of any recent developments, or comment on other stakeholder’s comments, please provide those comments by February 8, 2021.

The Agency expects to release strawman proposals related to these in early March and will schedule virtual workshops to discuss those proposals at that time.

Please note that these feedback processes do not mean that the Agency is able to open new blocks of capacity for the Adjustable Block Program; as outlined extensively in Chapter 3 of the IPA’s Revised Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan, obtaining RPS funding necessary for opening additional blocks in 2021 would require passing new legislation, which has not happened to date.

Group A and Group B Small DG waitlists posted

The Program Administrator has posted spreadsheets of the waitlists for the Group A Small DG and Group B Small DG categories on the Small DG dashboard page. These files will be refreshed daily.

Please refer to the announcements on the Program website for more details on the closure of Group A Small DG Block 3 posted on December 4, 2020, the closure of Group B Small DG Block 3 posted on December 15, 2020, and the more general block closing protocol posted on February 26, 2020.

Release of ABP Community Solar Subscriber Management Functionality

The Program Administrator has released subscriber management functionality for Approved Vendors that have ICC approved community solar projects and their CS Subscriber Agent Designees. This functionality facilitates the management of subscriber information for community solar projects in the ABP portal.

Please see a detailed explanation of the new subscriber management functionality that walks through the changes.

If you have any questions regarding this new portal functionality, please reach out to the Program Administrator at admin@illinoisabp.com or at 877-783-1820.