On January 31, 2023, the Illinois Power Agency announced the launch of the Energy Workforce Equity Portal at energyequity.illinois.gov.
The portal is designed to help connect clean energy companies with Equity Eligible Persons looking to work in the clean energy sector in Illinois. Job seekers can use this portal to find out if they qualify as Equity Eligible Persons, register to be listed on the portal, and view clean energy jobs postings from entities seeking to hire Equity Eligible Persons. Developers of clean energy projects (such as Approved Vendors and Designees in the IPA’s Adjustable Block Program, or developers of utility-scale wind and solar projects) can use this portal to advertise clean energy jobs and to search for Equity Eligible Persons seeking employment, as Equity Eligible Persons register on the portal.
To learn more about the portal and how the portal connects clean energy companies and Equity Eligible persons, please read the IPA announcement.