IRA & BIL Implementation Resource Library

Single-Family Home LMI Solar Program Request for Proposals Template: A Solar for All-Compliant Solar Program Design for States

July 7, 2023

To facilitate the design and launch of LMI single-family homes program by states and to leverage existing funding opportunities from the IRA, CESA produced a template RFP to select on or more solar developers to deliver a solar program to disadvantaged communities and low-income households.

Single-Family Home LMI Solar Program – Program Design Guidance: A Solar for All Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund-Compliant Solar Program Design for States

July 7, 2023

To facilitate the design and launch of LMI solar programs by states and to leverage existing funding opportunities from the IRA, CESA produced this guidance note along with a standard RFP that can be used by states and other relevant stakeholders to design and launch Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund-compliant LMI programs in their state.

Low-Income Communities Bonus Energy Investment Credit Program: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

June 15, 2023

On June 1, 2023, the IRS issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) regarding the low-income communities bonus energy investment credit program (the LMI Adder) under the Inflation Reduction Act. This document first provides a high-level summary of what the NOPR covers, followed by a more in-depth review of the NOPR in the form of an FAQ.

Comments on the Solar for All Competition of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

May 9, 2023

CESA submitted comments to the EPA regarding the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Implementation Framework, authorized under the IRA. The comments chiefly pertain to the Solar for All Competition but also relate to some of the requirements set under the GGRF Framework applicable to all three competitions.

How Energy Modeling Works: The Uses and Limitations of Energy Modeling for Decarbonization Planning

March 30, 2023

Energy modeling—using computer software and mathematical equations to simulate the operation and growth of energy systems—can be a powerful tool for state decarbonization planning. But because modeling can be costly and the results can be prone to misinterpretation, models need to be used carefully.

CESA Response to RFI about the DOE Home Efficiency and Electrification Rebate Programs

March 2, 2023

CESA submitted a response to a RFI from the US DOE about two programs authorized by the IRA — Home Efficiency Rebates and Home Electrification Rebates.

Directory of Clean Energy Technical Assistance Opportunities for States

December 14, 2022

CESA has compiled a searchable list of clean energy technical assistance opportunities available to states. The list is available as an interactive table or downloadable excel document, and it will be regularly updated when new opportunities become available to states.

CESA Comments to Treasury on the Role of State Agencies in IRA Implementation

November 3, 2022

CESA submitted comments to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service pertaining to implementing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, and the role of state energy agencies in helping Treasury define and implement the IRA guidelines from Treasury.