ABP Certified Installers
ABP Certified Installers

ABP Certified Installers

The following is taken from page 24 of the Adjustable Block Program’s Final Guidebook:


Installer Requirements

System installations must meet the following requirements in order to participate in the Adjustable Block Program. These requirements are not waivable for any system, including systems built after June 1, 2017, but before program launch.

1. A system must be installed by a company with current Distributed Generation Installer certification from the Illinois Commerce Commission. (https://www.icc.illinois.gov/Electricity/authorities/DistributedGenerationCertification.aspx).

2. A system must be installed by a qualified person(s). The following definitions of “qualified person” and the term “install”, as taken from Title 83, Part 468 of the Illinois Administrative Code, will be used to evaluate compliance with this requirement:

Qualified person” means a person who performs installations on behalf of the certificate holder and who has either satisfactorily completed at least five installations of a specific distributed generation technology or has completed at least one of the following programs requiring lab or field work and received a certification of satisfactory completion: an apprenticeship as a journeyman electrician from a DOL registered electrical apprenticeship and training program; a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) distributed generation technology certification program; an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) distributed generation technology certification program; an Electronics Technicians Association (ETA) distributed generation technology certification program; or an Associate in Applied Science degree from an Illinois Community College Board approved community college program in the appropriate distributed generation technology. To be considered a “qualified person”, the experience and/or training relied upon must be with the same type of distributed generation technology for which the qualification status is sought.

Install” means to complete the electrical wiring and connections necessary to interconnect thenew solar project with the electric utility’s distribution system at the point of interconnection between the project and the utility. “Install” in this Part specifically does not mean:

• Electrical wiring and connections to interconnect the new solar project performed by utility workers on the utility’s distribution system;

• Electrical wiring and connections internal to the new solar project performed by the manufacturer;

• Tasks not associated with electrical interconnection of the new solar project and the utility, including those relating to planning and project management performed by individuals such as an inspector, management planner, consultant, project designer, contractor, or supervisor for the project or their employees.