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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Special Announcement: Brief Planned System Maintenance Completed; Portal Availability Has Resumed

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At 7:00 p.m. CT today (5:00 p.m. PT), the Program portal was briefly unavailable during announced, planned downtime, while the Program Administrator deployed an update to support API-submissions for batch payment processing, which will ensure faster delivery of invoices to users. The planned system downtime lasted approximately 50 minutes. We...
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Special Announcement: Brief Planned System Maintenance to Occur Tonight at 7:00 p.m. Central Prevailing Time

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At 7:00 p.m. CT today (5:00 p.m. PT), the Program portal will briefly be unavailable while the Program Administrator deploys an update to support API-submissions for batch payment processing, which will ensure faster delivery of invoices to users. The planned system downtime is expected to last 10-15 minutes, though AVs...
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Special Announcement: Batching Release in Portal Available on October 27, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. CP

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Batching functionality for all project types will be available in the Approved Vendor (AV) Portal beginning tomorrow, October 27, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. CT. The Program Administrator has published technical documentation in support of the batching release, which is available on the Portal Resources page at IllinoisABP.com/portal-help. Additionally, on October 24,...
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Newly-Updated Program Guidebook, Support for Batching Functionality, and Traditional Community Solar Webinar and Support

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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 Newly-Updated Program Guidebook Now Available Batching Release in Portal Pushed to October 27, 2022 Upcoming Traditional Community Solar (TCS) & Batching Webinar...
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Illinois Power Agency Publishes Updated Program Guidebook

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The Program Administrator announces a new version of the Program Guidebook, replacing the version released in August 2022. This version of the Guidebook incorporates decisions on Traditional Community Solar selection process and references to the finalized 2022 REC Delivery Contract. Find the new Guidebook and past versions on the Program...
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CORRECTED Special Announcement – Batching Release in Portal Pushed to October 27, Upcoming Traditional Community Solar Informational Webinar, and Portal Updates at Program Website

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Batching Release in Portal Pushed to October 27, 2022 The Program Administrator previously announced that batching functionality in the portal was to be released on October 20, 2022. Due to ongoing development and to allow for more time to troubleshoot any remaining Part I application submission issues, the release of...
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Correction to Final TCS Scoring Criteria and Rationale, Recap of Expanded Consumer Protection Working Group Meeting, and EAS Questions Answered

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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 CORRECTION: Traditional Community Solar – Final Project Selection Guidelines & Rationale Ongoing Program Portal Updates Ongoing Operations Updates Transition Updates Program Administrator...
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Expanded Consumer Protection Working Group Meeting, Final Traditional Community Solar Project Selection Proposal, and Public Schools Clarification

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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 First Expanded Consumer Protection Working Group Meeting Held This Friday, October 7, 2022 DCEO CEJA Updates on Job Training Comment Process Public...
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Traditional Community Solar Final Proposal and Rationale Package

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The Agency would like to thank all stakeholders that provided comments on the September 1, 2022 request for comments regarding Traditional Community Solar project selection and scoring criteria. The final proposal and rationale document regarding the Agency’s decisions are found below and have been posted on the ABP website. These changes will be incorporated...
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Consumer Protection Working Group Meeting, Equity Accountability System Webinars, and Deadline to Cure Annual Report Deficiencies

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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 First Expanded Consumer Protection Working Group Meeting Next Friday, October 7, 2022 Upcoming Equity Accountability System Webinars Waiver of Net Metering Requirement...
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Upcoming Equity Accountability System Webinars, Ongoing Program Portal and Operations Updates, and Published Comments for TCS Strawman Proposal

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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 Upcoming Equity Accountability System Webinars Waiver of Net Metering Requirement For Projects Where Net Metering is Unavailable Announcement of Agenda for First...
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Comments on Traditional Community Solar Project Selection Strawman Proposal

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Pursuant to its September 1 announcement, the Agency released a Traditional Community Solar Project Selection Strawman Proposal, including a Proposed Approach to rank-ordering traditional community solar project applications submitted on the same day, should project applications received first day (or any subsequent day’s) applications exceed category capacity. Responses were due...
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Upcoming Equity Accountability System Webinars and Request for Feedback on CS Project Selection Proposal Deadline Today

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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 Upcoming Equity Accountability System Webinars Waiver of Net Metering Requirement for Projects Where Net Metering is Unavailable Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL)...
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Program and Portal Re-Opening Updates, Request for Feedback on Community Solar Project Selection Proposal, and Program Administrator Office Hours

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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 Program and Portal Re-Opening Updates Transition Updates Program Administrator Office Hours for Portal Support Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) Prevailing Wage Training...
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Welcome to Program Year 2022-2023 – Resources and Upcoming Office Hours

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Today, September 1, 2022, the IPA announces the launch of Program Year 2022-2023, including the re-opening of the Program for Part I applications (for all project categories other than Traditional Community Solar, which will open on November 1, 2022) via the Portal, the ability for new entities to apply to become...
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