In 2019, the Illinois Power Agency (“IPA”), through its Procurement Administrator NERA Economic Consulting, conducted a competitive procurement under the Low-Income Community Solar Pilot, a sub-program of the Illinois Solar for All Program. Projects selected through the Low-Income Community Solar Pilot receive a $/REC price determined through a competitive bidding process under 15-year contracts with the IPA. Projects must result in economic benefits for the members of the community in which they are located and must include a partnership with at least one community-based organization. Please refer to Section 8.6.4 of the Revised Long-Term Plan for additional information.
To prepare for a next procurement, the IPA and the Procurement Administrator seek stakeholder feedback on several topics. The Stakeholder Request for Feedback, which lists specific questions posed, is available for download from the procurement website here:
Comments are welcome from both participants in the first competitive procurement under this sub-program as well as from other interested parties.
Responses are due by May 17, 2021 and should be sent to Illinois-RFP@nera.com.