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Minimum Equity Standard

The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) created an equity accountability system mandating minimum equity standards for certain IPA administered programs and procurements. The Minimum Equity Standard (“MES”) helps ensure that the growing clean energy economy is accessible to everyone. Beginning June 1, 2023, an increasing portion of the workforce of an entity participating in the IPA’s Illinois Shines Program, Self-direct Program, or competitive renewable energy procurements must meet the requirements of the Minimum Equity Standard.

For information on MES requirements for projects participating in Illinois Shines, visit the Equity Accountability System page of the program website.

For information on MES requirements for utility-scale solar and wind projects, visit the Indexed Wind, Solar, and Brownfield page of the procurement website.

For all stakeholder engagement documents on MES, visit the Stakeholder Engagement page under Renewable Resources on the IPA website.

MES Documents

MES Educational Resources