Category: Community Solar

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 Administrator’s comprehensive review of documentation submitted has and that the review of submitted documentation is ongoing. The Program Administrator has completed review of projects’ submittals and anticipates completion of process by the end of September.  Once completed, and eligibility to remain on waitlists determined, the Program Administrator will release updated Group A and Group B community solar waitlists.

In the interim, please reach out to admin@illinoisabp.com or (877) 783-1820 with any questions.

Large DG and Community Solar waitlists posted

The Program Administrator has posted spreadsheets of the waitlists for the Group A Large DG and Group B Large DG categories on the Large DG dashboard page. Additionally, the Group A Community Solar and Group B Community Solar waitlists can be found on the Community Solar 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 B Large DG Block 4 posted on March 5, 2020, the closure of Group A Large DG Block 4 posted on March 6, 2020, and the more general block closing protocol posted on February 26, 2020.

Section 6.3.3.1.1 of the Revised Long-Term Plan requires that waitlisted community solar projects, “will have to verify with the Program Administrator within 90 days of the approval of this Revised Plan that the project has maintained any applicable land use permits and site control (e.g., leases or lease options)” in order to remain on a waitlist. The Program Administrator will announce the process for this verification shortly.

Save the Date: Community Solar Disclosure Form Webinar – July 15, 2019

Save the Date: Community Solar Disclosure Form Webinar – July 15, 2019

The Program Administrator will be holding a webinar on the Community Solar disclosure form. Please find the details for accessing the webinar below.

Community Solar Disclosure Form Webinar Details
Date: Monday, July 15, 2019
Time: 2PM CDT
Dial-in: (720) 707-2699 OR (646) 558-8656
Meeting ID: 292 806 469

https://zoom.us/j/292806469

Community Solar Brochure and Spanish DG Brochure Released

The Illinois Shines Community Solar informational brochure is now live and accessible on both the Adjustable Block Program website and Illinois Shines website.

Additionally, for Approved Vendors that work with primarily Spanish speaking customers, the Illinois Shines Distributed Generation informational brochure is now live and accessible in Spanish on both the Adjustable Block Program website and Illinois Shines website.

A Spanish version of the Illinois Shines Community Solar informational brochure is currently being developed and will be available in the near future.

Community Solar Marketing Guidelines and the Community Solar Disclosure Form Published

Following the publication of Draft Community Solar Marketing Guidelines and the Draft Community Solar Disclosure Form on November 27, 2018, as well as related stakeholder comments submitted by December 10, 2018, the Illinois Power Agency has developed a final version of the Community Solar Marketing Guidelines and the Community Solar Disclosure Form for the Adjustable Block Program.  Those are available here.  The final Community Solar Brochure will be published at a later time.

 

Recordings and Presentations from November 30th Stakeholder Meeting Now Available

The  Illinois Power Agency and the Program Administrator held two stakeholder meetings in Chicago on November 30, 2018. The first meeting covered the draft community solar marketing guidelines, draft brochure, and draft community solar consumer protection disclosure forms. The second meeting covered the draft program guidebook.

Click here to view a full recording of the first stakeholder meeting that covered the community solar draft documents.  You can also download a copy of the presentation used during this meeting.

Click here to view a full recording of the second stakeholder meeting that covered the draft program guidebook. A copy of the presentation is also available for download.

The Program Administrator will accept comments on both the community solar draft documents and the draft program guidebook by email at comments@illinoisabp.com until December 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM CST.  

Reminder: November 30, 2018 Workshop on Community Solar Disclosure Forms & Program Guidebook

The Illinois Power Agency and the Adjustable Block Program Administrator will be holding two stakeholder meetings tomorrow, November 30, 2018. An agenda for the meeting can be found here.  The first meeting will be held from 10:00 AM –12:00 PM CST and cover draft community solar marketing guidelines, draft brochure, and community solar consumer protection disclosure forms. The second meeting will be held from 1:00-5:00 PM CST and cover the draft program guidebook.  Both meetings will be held at the following location:

James R. Thompson Center
Assembly Hall, Lower Level
100 West Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

The meetings are also available via webinar and audio:

Community Solar Marketing Guidelines & Material 10:00-12:00
Meeting accessible via webinar at: https://zoom.us/j/219694470
Audio: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8665 and Meeting ID: 219 694 470

Program Guidebook 1:00-5:00
Meeting accessible via webinar at: https://zoom.us/j/671109232
Audio: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8665 and Meeting ID: 671 109 232

A recording of the webinars and copies of the presentations will be made available on the website.

Please contact the Program Administrator via email at admin@illinoisabp.com or via telephone at 877-783-1820 with questions about the meeting.