SPV-93: What are the requirements to become an aggregator?

The IPA’s 2015 Supplemental Photovoltaic Procurement Plan, defines an aggregator as a third-party (i.e., non-system owner) that (i) owns or plans to acquire either unconditioned title to or rights to legally transfer renewable energy devices through contracts with multiple system owners, and (ii) is willing to contract with IPA and accepts standard Illinois terms as well as procedures for contract administration. Additionally, aggregators are required to pre-qualify with the IPA by meeting certain provisions. At a minimum, an aggregator must demonstrate that the aggregator is:

  • Registered to do business in the State of Illinois;
  • Able to ensure meter data is collected from aggregated systems; and
  • Registered with GATS and/or M-RETS, or will be upon contract award.