Retail Supplier Selected To Manage Subscriptions For Illinois Community Solar Project
--- Marks First Retail Supplier Selected By Any Project Participating In State's Adjustable Block Program
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MC Squared Energy Services, LLC (mc2) has been named the subscription manager of the first Adjustable Block Program (ABP) community solar project in Illinois, which was developed by Rainy Solar on a site located in Elgin, Illinois
"mc2 is the first retail electric supplier in the state of Illinois to work with a solar developer to provide community solar subscriptions under the ABP program," the company said
With more than 3,700 panels, the community solar asset is located on top of a 120,000 square foot commercial property and will generate over 1,300,000 kWh annually into the grid, mc2 said
"mc2 serves as the official subscription manager for Rainy Solar, bringing subscribers, both commercial and residential, to the project. mc2 is the first retail electric supplier in the state of Illinois to work with a solar developer to provide community solar subscriptions. The subscribers, who are primarily defined as 'small,' will receive net metering credits against their energy invoices for the prorated share of the energy generated," mc2 said
An Illinois ABP lottery is administered by the Illinois Power Agency. Rainy’s solar rooftop development was completed prior to the lottery, allowing Rainy to become the first active community solar site in Illinois since the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) was signed into law in 2017, mc2 said. Under the ABP program, Rainy Solar sells its environmental attributes via Renewable Energy Credit to meet the state’s clean energy goals under FEJA.
Although the system was installed and completed back in 2018, it wasn’t until summer of 2019 that the solar array was interconnected with ComEd’s distribution system and is now ready to start generating power for subscribers.