IPA’s Energy Workforce Equity Portal
The IPA’s Energy Workforce Equity Portal is designed to help connect clean energy companies with Equity Eligible Persons looking to work in the clean energy sector in Illinois. Developers of clean energy projects, such as developers of utility-scale wind, utility-scale solar, and brownfield site 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. Developers can also use the portal to apply to qualify as an Equity Eligible Contractor.
Please visit the IPA Energy Workforce Equity Portal here: https://energyequity.illinois.gov/
- The IPA hosted a training for participants to get acquainted with the portal and its various functionalities. This includes advertising jobs and searching for Equity Eligible Persons seeking employment, as they register on the portal. The training is available here: https://youtu.be/RWmu0mCs8N0
IPA’s Minimum Equity Standard Page
The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) created an equity accountability system mandating minimum equity standards for certain IPA administered programs and procurements, including competitive procurement events for Indexed RECs. The Minimum Equity Standard (MES) helps ensure that the growing clean energy economy is accessible to everyone. The IPA created a Minimum Equity Standard (MES) webpage to provide the most up to date MES related documents, educational resources, and training materials related to MES Compliance Plans and waiver requests.
Please visit the IPA Minimum Equity Standard webpage here: https://ipa.illinois.gov/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/minimum-equity-standard.html
- The MES Compliance and Waiver Request Training Presentation is available under the header “MES Educational Resources”.
- Suppliers can access the virtual form for the submission of Compliance Plans directly here: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/1e43afb8c79b448dbf038db3862e2a36
- Waiver request forms are available under the header “MES Documents”.
IPA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Page
The IPA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) page represents the IPA’s commitment to DEI principles in its mission to create an equitable clean energy future in Illinois. The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) created new requirements to meet DEI targets and mandates for renewable energy projects, programs, and procurements. This includes supporting projects led by Equity Eligible Contractors, mandating a Minimum Equity Standard related to the project workforce, and creating and maintaining an Energy Workforce Equity Portal to connect clean energy companies and developers with Equity Eligible Persons. Additional information on DEI outreach, resources, and webinars is maintained on the IPA DEI page.
Please visit the IPA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage here: https://ipa.illinois.gov/diversity-equity-and-inclusion.html
Adjustable Block Program or the Illinois Solar for All Program
The information for these Programs is not available on this website. For further information please visit the Illinois Power Agency website here: https://ipa.illinois.gov/
Please visit the website for the Illinois Power Agency Adjustable Block Program here: http://illinoisabp.com/
Please visit the website for the Illinois Power Agency Illinois Solar For All Program here: https://www.illinoissfa.com/
Other useful links will be posted as additional information becomes available.
Useful links with information that is no longer relevant are posted to the Useful Links Archive page.