What is a REC?

A REC is equal to 1 MWH of electricity generated by a renewable source. RECs are minted and transacted on “REC Tracking Systems”. Different tracking systems cover different areas of the country. CSG serves as a generator, marketer, broker, and aggregator for RECs across the country. Please contact CSG if you want more info on selling your...

SREC Contract FAQ

Greetings, Please see your SREC contract at DocuSign.   If you are receiving this contract you should have already received, in order, the items below: 1. The Illinois ABP Brochure: http://illinoisabp.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Brochurev2.pdf 2. The Consumer Disclosure form (signed and completed) for your system purchase – please be sure this is entirely accurate as it forms the basis for your project application and will require editing and re-signing in the event it is inaccurate. This will lead to a delay in your application processing time. 3. A system installation contract – signed and completed. Tips and Frequently Asked Questions Filling out the Contract Please fill out the Host Certification on the 3rd page. Section 1 is required, and then either Section 2 or Section 3 is required. Signing Section 2 indicates that you are the SREC counter-party and the project site owner. Section 3 indicates that you own the site and you must identify the host company or individual. Please review system specifications, particularly, the system size AC, DC, system address, number of SRECs and counterparty. Most fields on the contract are editable (phone, email, name, etc) if any trouble editing, or if a field is not editable, please reach out to SREC@carbonsolutionsgroup.com. See your non-refundable $10/kW AC application fee on Cover Sheet B. If you’ve paid this to your installer or it has been covered by your installer, a note will be made on this page. On Page 28 you will be asked to sign and there is a required section “By” – in this section please put your title (homeowner, owner, representative, etc.) Invoicing and Payment If any invoice...

ABP 5% Utility Collateral

One of the requirements for participation in the Illinois Adjustable Block Program (ABP) is the 5% Performance Collateral.  This is 5% of your total REC contract value that is held by the utility your system is contracted with (either ComEd or Ameren).  This 5% is withheld by the utility for the full 15 year period of the REC contract and is used to ensure that your system continues to operate as projected and generate RECS. If your system under-performs during any year in the 15 year period and fails to generate the RECs projected for that year the utility may “clawback” REC payments.  This means that you may have to pay the utility back for some RECS that were not generated.  The projected delivery schedule will be included in your REC contract and updated once the IPA has confirmed your systems participation and delivery schedule. If your system is energized when you apply for the ABP the 5% collateral can be withheld from your first REC payment.  If your system is not energized when you apply to the ABP the 5% collateral will be collected by CSG upon contracting and sent to the utility to hold for the duration of the 15 year period.   Example Calculation of 5% Collateral:   10kW AC Fixed-Tilt System using the Standard Capacity Factor Ameren Territory: $85.10/REC Total # of RECS on Contract = 216 Total Contract Value = $85.10 x 216 = $18,381.60 5% Collateral = $18,381.60 x 5% = $919.08   Please note some systems may have additional collateral withheld from the first REC payment by CSG if the capacity factor appears significantly...

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...