Required Documents for IL ABP Participation Through CSG

Below is a list of the documents required to process your application for the Illinois Adjustable Block Program. Program Informational Brochure – Given out by installer and attached to CSG’s REC Contract ABP Program Disclosure Form – Must be signed before contract email comes from admin@illinoisabp.com (see example below) May be signed electronically by filling out link in email (see example below) CSG’s REC Contract – Sent via DocuSign CSG’s...

ABP Co-Location Rules

From pg 26-27 of the ABP Guidebook Co-location of DG Projects The total capacity of distributed generation systems enrolled in the Adjustable Block Program at a customer’s location will be considered a single system. (For example, three 100 kW systems at a single location will be considered a 300 kW system.) For purposes of determining the system’s REC price, a system’s location is considered to be a single building (regardless of the number of utility accounts at the location) for rooftop installations, and a single property parcel for ground-mounted systems (if a property had both rooftop and ground-mounted systems, it will be considered a single system). Additionally, systems located on multiple different rooftops on the same parcel will be considered a single system if each system is owned by the same entity or its affiliates. If two or more projects on one parcel are separately owned and serve to offset the load of separate entities, then in order to have these arrays considered as separate projects, an Approved Vendor must provide proof that the occupants are not affiliated entities, and each has a separate utility meter and separate utility billing.   Co-location of Community Solar Projects   No Approved Vendor may apply to the Adjustable Block Program for more than 4 MW of Community Solar projects on the same or contiguous parcels (with each “parcel” of land defined by the County the parcel is located in). Co-located projects summing to more than 2 MW of Community Solar may be permissibly located in one of two ways: Two projects, of up to 2 MW each, on one parcel; or One...

Illinois Adjustable Block Program Overview

Carbon Solutions Group (CSG) is serving as a Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) Aggregator for the Illinois Adjustable Block Program.  This program is set to open up January, 30th 2019. New customers should review the ABP Program Brochure for general program information. All of CSG’s ABP customers will be receiving the following documents in addition to the contract with your installer. Schedule A Carbon Solutions Group (CSG), the company that will be handling your SRECS will be sending out Schedule As for your system if it is already energized. Please be on the lookout for an email titled “Please DocuSign:Schedule A” from “Carbon Solutions Group via DocuSign”. A Schedule A gives CSG the ability to register your system with PJM-EIS GATS, and produce SRECS on your behalf. This is required to participate in the Adjustable Block Program. If no contract is subsequently reached with CSG, then this document will be considered null and void. Standard Disclosure Form CSG will also be sending out Standard Disclosure forms over the next few days for your review and signature. These forms will be sent from admin@illinoisabp.com and will be titled “E-Signature Needed For Illinois Shines Consumer Disclosure Form” These forms are required for participation in the Adjustable Block Program, and seek to provide an apples to apples comparison of other system install quotes that you may have received please review your Standard Disclosure form for accuracy and sign once reviewed. After signing, the document will automatically be returned to CSG via the Illinois ABP website. SREC Contract CSG will begin SREC Contracting Monday, January 28th. This contract will contain all information relevant to...

Illinois ABP Standard Disclosure Form Explanation

Standard Disclosure Information – Required for Every System Every system will need to receive a Standard Disclosure. Generated by Illinois ABP Website, but the information can be entered into CSG’s portal or through the ABP website directly.  It must be signed by customer before they sign their Installation Contract and is meant to give customers “apples to apples” comparison between quotes.  To generate this standard disclosure form you must first be registered as a “designee” of an Approved Vendor.  Please email SREC@carbonsolutionsgroup.com to begin the registration process.  This link will take you to a  blank copy of each of standard disclosure forms.  Please note that these blank forms may not be used to send to system owners and are for demonstration purposes only.  The forms MUST be generated through the ABP website or by CSG using the ABP website. For questions regarding specific fields in the Standard Disclosure Form please click here for the Program Administrators Reference Guide.   Listed below is the information needed for each Standard Disclosure for system sales.  Please not the information required for PPA and lease systems differs from below: Vendor ID  [Ver 1.purchase] System Name Customer Name Customer Address1 Customer Address2 Customer City Customer State (IL Only) Customer Zip Customer Phone (10 digits all numeric) Customer Email Electric Utility Municipal Utility/Cooperative Name (required if Electric Utility is Municipal Utility or Rural Electric Cooperative) Municipal Utility/Cooperative Location (required if Electric Utility is Municipal Utility or Rural Electric Cooperative) System Seller Legal Name System Seller Marketing Name System Seller Address1 System Seller Address2 System Seller City System Seller State System Seller Zip System Seller Phone...

ABP Non-Ministerial Permits

All Non-ministerial permits are required to be obtained before a project over 25kW may be submitted to the ABP.  The definition of non-ministerial permits is listed below.   The following is taken from page 46 of the Adjustable Block Program’s Final Guidebook: Non-ministerial Permit: A non-ministerial permits is a permit in which one or more officials consider various factors and exercise some discretion in deciding whether to issue (typically with conditions) or deny the permit. This section is taken from page 122 of Long Term Renewable Resource Procurement Plan See Docket No. 17-0838, Final Order dated April 3, 2018 at 75. Additionally, the Agency understands the distinction between ministerial and non-ministerial permits to be as suggested by the Massachusetts net metering program (see: http://www.massaca.org/pdf/FAQ.pdf): f“A ministerial permit is a permit that is granted based upon a determination that the request complies with established standards. Such determinations are arrived at objectively, involve little or no discretionary judgment, and are usually issued by a single official or his/her designee. Non-ministerial permits are permits in which one or more officials consider(s) various factors and exercise(s) some discretion in deciding whether to issue (typically with conditions) or deny permits. Examples of ministerial permits include, but are not limited to building permits and electrical permits. Examples of non-ministerial permits include, but are not limited to wetlands Order of Conditions, Special Permit, Zoning Variance, Endangered Species, and MEPA Certificate.” (The Agency notes that for Illinois, “MEPA Certificate” would be replaced by permits issued by the Illinois Environmental Protection...