The Illinois Power Agency is pleased to announce that it selected Energy Solutions, Inc. to serve as the new Program Administrator for the Adjustable Block Program. The transition of the Program from the past Program Administrator, InClime, to Energy Solutions was completed July 1, 2022. Regular announcements to program participants, including Approved Vendors and Designees, will be forthcoming and will include more details on the transition process. All announcements related to the transition are linked below.

Dates of Application Pause:

  • July 1: Submissions of both Part I and Part II applications will be paused. Disclosure Form generation will be available through a new portal administered by Energy Solutions.
  • September 1: Part I applications for all project categories (aside from Traditional Community Solar) will be available and accepted in the new portal. (The date that Part I applications will open for Traditional Community Solar is an open issue in the ICC proceeding to approve the 2022 Long-Term Plan. The IPA has proposed an opening date of November 1, 2022.)
    • All applications received on or after September 1, 2022, will be subject to new and/or revised Program requirements as outlined in the then ICC approved 2022 Long-Term Plan. Applications received prior to the application pause on July 1, 2022, will not be subject to new and/or revised Program requirements as outlined in the 2022 Long-Term Plan as it will not yet be approved by the ICC.
    • Effective September 1, 2022 new entities may apply to become Approved Vendors and indicate interest to become an EEC.
  • November 1: Part I applications for Traditional Community Solar will be available in the new portal. Part II applications for all project categories will not yet be available on November 1. The Program Administrator will provide an update on Part II availability as soon as possible.
Disclosure Forms Available Part I Application Available Part II Application Available Disclosure Form API Available
July 1 Yes No No No
September 1 Yes Yes No No
November 1 Yes Yes No No

For application or Program specific questions and inquiries, please contact admin@illinoisabp.com.

Leniency Period For Disclosure Forms During Portal Functionality Resolution

The following graphic supports the extension of a leniency period related to the timing of Disclosure Form signatures, due to challenges in portal functionality, as most recently announced by the Agency on August 26, 2022. This graphic will be updated over time to reflect the current status of the leniency period.

Announcements related to Program Administrator Transition

Disclosure Form API Working Group, CDCS Application Window Closing, and Upcoming Part II Application Details

By General Program Information, Transition Updates No Comments
The IPA announces new information related to Program News, Transition Updates, and other Requirements and Reminders. The full announcement is available here. Topics covered include the following: Program News API Working Group – Call for Participation and Feedback CDCS 90-day Application Window Ends November 30, 2022 EEC Block Capacity – Group...
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Clarification on Net Metering Waiver, Disclosure Form API Working Group, CDCS Application Window Closing

By General Program Information, Transition Updates No Comments
The IPA announces new information related to Program News, Transition Updates, and other Requirements and Reminders. The full announcement is attached here. Topics covered include the following: Program News Clarification on Net Metering Waiver: Customer Acknowledgement Form Required for Distributed Generation Projects That Cannot Net Meter API Working Group – Call...
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TCS Launch Recap, CDCS Application Window Closing Soon, Upcoming Equity Accountability System Webinar

By General Program Information, Transition Updates No Comments
The IPA announces new information related to Program News, Transition Updates, and other Requirements and Reminders. The full announcement is attached here. Topics covered include the following: Program News Traditional Community Solar Application Launch on November 1, 2022 Traditional Community Solar (TCS) & Batching Resources Equity Eligible Contractor Block Next Steps...
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Deadline Extended for Request for Stakeholder Feedback on Energy Workforce Equity Database

By General Program Information, Transition Updates No Comments
On October 12, 2022 the Illinois Power Agency released a Request for Stakeholder feedback on the proposed approach for the initial phase of the Energy Workforce Equity Database, which will be a portal tool that includes tools intended to help connect equity eligible persons with clean energy firms seeking to...
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Update and Next Steps Following November 1, 2022 Community Solar Application Opening

By General Program Information, Transition Updates No Comments
The IPA and Program Administrator announce the following updates, after the November 1, 2022 application opening of the Traditional Community Solar category and the community solar application for the EEC and Public Schools categories. We thank stakeholders for their collaboration toward a successful day of Program activity, including providing feedback...
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Preparation for Community Solar Application Opening, Tomorrow 11/1/22, and File Size Limitations

By General Program Information, Transition Updates No Comments
The ability to submit Part I applications for the Traditional Community Solar (“TCS”) category, and Part I applications for community solar projects in the Equity Eligible Contractors (“EEC”) and Public Schools categories opens in the Program portal tomorrow, November 1, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. Central Time. REMINDER – For a project...
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Traditional Community Solar Webinar and Support, Batching Updates and Support, and Equity Eligible Contractor Designee Applications

By General Program Information, Transition Updates No Comments
The IPA announces new information related to Program News, Transition Updates, and other Requirements and Reminders. The full announcement is available here. Topics covered include the following: Program News Traditional Community Solar (TCS) & Batching Webinar Held Monday October 24, 2022 Reminders – EECs, CS Projects, and the TCS Category...
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