Update on Waitlisted ABP Community Solar Projects – Site Control Documentation and Land Use Permit Review

Section 6.3.3.1.1 of the IPA’s Revised Long-Term Plan required that Approved Vendors with waitlisted community solar projects provide documentation that those Approved Vendors have maintained site control and any applicable land use permits for waitlisted systems.  Those submittals were required by May 18, 2020. This communication is merely to provide an update that the Program …

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Update to Extension Process for Scheduled Energization Deadlines

The Program Administrator is announcing an update to the protocol for requesting an extension for a system that is nearing its Scheduled Energization Deadline. Moving forward, all extension requests made under REC contract clause Section 5(b)(v) should be rounded to the last business day of the month. For example, if a system’s Scheduled Energized Date …

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Draft REC Contract Workshop #2

On August 7, the Illinois Power Agency, in conjunction with NERA Economic Consulting and the Adjustable Block Program Administrator, InClime, held the second of two online workshops to discuss the Draft REC contract that was posted on July 24th, alongside a request for stakeholder comments. The webinar can be viewed below, and the PowerPoint presentation shown in …

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Program Guidebook Update – Request for Stakeholder Comment

A draft updated Adjustable Block Program Guidebook has been released for stakeholder feedback. The draft updated Program Guidebook and a redlined document showing changes from the May 31, 2019 version can be found here . As detailed in Section 9 of the current Program Guidebook, the Program Administrator is requesting comments on the changes in this draft …

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Updated COVID-19 Related Marketing Guidelines – August 5, 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 or solicitation …

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Draft REC Contract Workshop #1

On July 31, the Illinois Power Agency, in conjunction with NERA Economic Consulting and the Adjustable Block Program Administrator, InClime, held the first of two online workshops to discuss the Draft REC contract that was posted on July 24th, alongside a request for stakeholder comments. The webinar can be viewed below, and the PowerPoint presentation …

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Final Requirements Posted – Job Training & Workforce Diversity Reporting Requirements

The Adjustable Block Program Administrator would like to thank all stakeholders that provided comments on the recent request for comments about the collection of job training and workforce diversity reporting requirements for the ABP Approved Vendor annual report. Four stakeholders submitted comments in response to this request for feedback. The Illinois Power Agency has reviewed these stakeholder comments …

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Request for Stakeholder Comments – Refreshed ABP REC Contract

The Illinois Power Agency is seeking feedback on the first draft of the refreshed Adjustable Block Program REC contract with comments due by August 14, 2020. The draft REC contract, a comparison of the draft REC contract and the current REC Contract, and a Request for Stakeholder Comments document can be found at www.illinoisabp.com/rec-contract. Please …

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