Public Act 99-0906, which became effective June 1, 2017, calls for an initial forward procurement of one million renewable energy credits (“RECs”) annually from new utility-scale wind projects and of one million RECs annually from new utility-scale solar projects and brownfield site photovoltaic projects. The delivery of RECs may begin as early as June 1, 2019 but not later than June 1, 2021.
A first webcast (called the “virtual contract workshop” in the procurement event calendar) will be held at 11 AM Central Prevailing time on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. The objective of the webcast is to present the main terms of the draft standard contract form to prepare participants for submitting their comments. The Procurement Administrator has posted draft supplier contracts to the Draft Documents page of the Wind and Solar Section of the IPA website.
If you wish to participate, please RSVP for the webcast by providing your name, company, and the number of lines needed at Illinois-RFP@nera.com. Call-in information and the WebEx link will be provided to respondents prior to the call.