As of the start of 2021 all system sizes and categories for the Illinois Adjustable Block Program are currently full and newly submitted projects will be added to the waitlist.
HOW DOES THE WAITLIST WORK?
When a project is added to the waitlist it gets a waitlist number. This number stays the same the entire time a project is on the waitlist. Think of it like the number you pull at the deli counter. If you have waitlist number 100, you will keep that number as the waitlist progresses. Projects are selected off of the waitlist starting at 1 then counting up until all projects are selected.
For more general information please see the ABP’s post on block closing.
WERE IS THE WAITLIST CURRENTLY?
Each project category (size and group) has its own waitlist. Please view the links below to download a spreadsheet showing the current waitlists for each. These links redirect and download from the ABP Website.
Group A – Projects located in the service territories of Ameren Illinois, MidAmerican, Mt. Carmel Public Utility, and rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities located in MISO
Group A Small DG Waitlist (10kW AC and under)
Group A Large DG Waitlist (over 10kW AC)
Group B – Projects located in the service territories of ComEd, and rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities located in PJM
Group B Small DG Waitlist (10kW AC and under)
Group B Large DG Waitlist (over 10kW AC)
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY PROJECT TO GET SELECTED?
Currently projects are only selected off of the waitlist as other drop out of the program. Due to this structure we are unable to estimate if and when any project will be selected off of the waitlist.
There are also efforts underway to pass new legislation that would potentially open up space in blocks for projects currently on the waitlist. For more information on pending and proposed legislation we recommend following updates from the Illinois Solar Energy Association.