Section 1-56(b)(2)(D) of the Illinois Power Agency Act requires the development of a Low-Income Community Solar Pilot Project sub-program as part of the Illinois Solar for All Program.
The Illinois Power Agency (“IPA”) will be conducting a competitive procurement event (the “Low-Income Community Solar Pilot RFP”) in Fall 2019 for the purchase of Renewable Energy Credits (“RECs”) from Low-Income Community Solar Pilot Projects under 15-year contracts. Projects selected through the RFP will receive a $/REC price for the RECs purchased by the IPA.
On July 30, the Procurement Administrator posted to the procurement website a document containing preliminary proposal requirements and draft key contract terms. On August 1, the Procurement Administrator invited interested parties to submit their comments on any aspect of the preliminary proposal requirements and draft key contract terms. The comment process is explained in the Invitation to Comment posted here. The process can be summarized as follows:
- Please include your comments on the preliminary proposal requirements and draft key contract terms in an attachment and email it to the Procurement Administrator at: Illinois-RFP@nera.com
- Please provide telephone and e-mail contact information in the event that the Procurement Administrator seeks clarification regarding your comments.
- Please include, for each comment, a reference to the section name from the left-hand column of the applicable table in the preliminary proposal requirements document.
The deadline to provide comments is 5 PM Central Prevailing Time on Thursday, August 29, 2019.