Change to ABP Metering Requirements

The metering requirements for Adjustable Block Program projects have been updated as described in Section 6.12.2 of the IPA’s Revised Long-Term Plan. Previously, all systems registered in M-RETS were required to utilize an ANSI C.12 certified revenue grade meter regardless of system size. M-RETS has updated their operating rules to no longer require revenue grade …

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Approved Vendor Annual Report Training Material

Section 6.17 of the Revised Long-Term Plan describes an Annual Report requirement for each Approved Vendor: On an annual basis, each Approved Vendor is required to submit an Annual Report of the contracts and systems in its portfolio. The Annual Report serves as the basis for verifying that RECs from projects are being delivered to the …

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Approved Vendor Annual Report – Due July 15

Section 6.17 of the Revised Long-Term Plan describes an annual report requirement for each Approved Vendor: On an annual basis, each Approved Vendor is required submit an Annual Report of the contracts and systems in its portfolio. The Annual Report serves as the basis for verifying that RECs from projects are being delivered to the …

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Response to Comments: ABP Batching Process

The Agency would like to thank all stakeholders that provided comments on the recent request for comments about the Adjustable Block Program’s application batching process. Four stakeholders provided comments and the comments did not offer a consensus opinion. Below is the IPA’s proposed approach after reviewing this feedback. PRIOR BATCHING PROCESS Under the original Long-Term …

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Updated COVID-19-Related Marketing Guidelines – June 30, 2020

On March 20, 2020, in light of the growing COVID-19 pandemic and its expected impacts in Illinois, the Illinois Power Agency adopted the following emergency amendment to its Adjustable Block Program and Illinois Solar for All Program Marketing Guidelines: In-person marketing and solicitation: Given the public health emergency posed by the COVID-19 virus, in-person marketing …

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Updated Job Training and Workforce Diversity Comment Deadline

The deadline for submitting comments on the Request for Feedback for Job Training and Solar Workforce Diversity reporting requirements has been extended to Thursday, July 2, 2020. Please submit comments to admin@illinoisabp.com. As part of this comment process, the Agency also requests that stakeholders provide comments on reasonable timelines and compliance periods for the submittal of diversity and job …

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Duplicate disclosure form creation functionality

Per Section 5(A) of the Program Guidebook, a completed Disclosure Form is required for submission of a DG Part I application. The system size throughout the application process must continue to be within 5% of the size specified on the Disclosure Form. As a result, Approved Vendors sometimes find themselves in the position of having …

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Updated Covid-19-Related Marketing Guidelines – June 4, 2020

On March 20, 2020, in light of the growing COVID-19 pandemic and its expected impacts in Illinois, the Illinois Power Agency adopted the following emergency amendment to its Adjustable Block Program and Illinois Solar for All Program Marketing Guidelines: In-person marketing and solicitation: Given the public health emergency posed by the COVID-19 virus, in-person marketing …

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COVID-19 Marketing Guidelines Update and Clarifications

The Illinois Power Agency provides the following communication as an update and clarification of its prohibition on in-person marketing and solicitation issued on March 20, 2020. At present, the IPA’s emergency revisions to its marketing guidelines prohibiting in-person marketing and solicitation remain in effect until further notice.  In responding to questions about when that prohibition …

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