The Procurement Administrator issued the final Procurement Rules and the Addendum to the Procurement Rules, which includes the schedule and target applicable to the second procurement event under the Coal to Solar and Energy Storage Initiative Procurement (“C2S Procurement”). These documents are available on the Final Materials page of the Coal to Solar section of the procurement website and are dated July 27, 2022. The REC Contract for the second procurement event is dated March 11, 2022 and is unchanged from the first procurement event.
In order to qualify a Project in the C2S Procurement, a Proponent must submit a Proposal. The Proposal for a Project consists of the completed online Proposal Form, the submission of financial guarantees called “Proposal Assurance Collateral”, as well as the submission of all documents required by the online Proposal Form. The “Proposal Window” is the period during which Proposals may be submitted. For the second procurement event, the Proposal Window opens on September 9, 2022 and closes at 12 PM (noon) on October 11, 2022.
To register for an account to access the online Proposal Form for the second procurement event, please complete the form here. Select the “Coal to Solar” category. Please include your name, company name, phone number, email address, and the number of projects for which you intend to submit an online Proposal Form. A different Proposal Form must be presented for each Project. Alternatively, you may email this information to Illinois-RFP@nera.com.
The individual that registers for the account will receive an email containing account activation instructions. The Proposal Window opens on September 9, 2022; at which time, Proponents may begin submitting Proposals via the online Proposal Form.
Please direct any questions regarding the C2S Procurement to the “Ask a Question” page of the procurement website.