The Procurement Administrator has posted the schedule for the Early 2023 Capacity RFP to the Calendar page of the procurement website. The Early 2023 procurement event seeks to procure capacity for AIC for the period June 1, 2023 through May 31, 2024. The capacity product to be procured will be seasonal ZRCs in order to comply with the recently approved changes to the MISO capacity market construct. At this time, whether and when to conduct the Early 2023 procurement event is subject to ICC approval of the 2023 Electricity Procurement Plan (“2023 Plan”), which is expected in mid-December. An announcement confirming if the procurement will be held will be sent once an Order regarding the 2023 Plan has been issued by the ICC.
Due to the short timeline for this procurement, the Procurement Administrator is conducting preliminary activities to prepare for the procurement event prior to the ICC Order on the 2023 Plan. The draft supplier contract will be posted for comment by interested parties on Thursday, November 10, 2022, and comments will be due by Friday, December 2, 2022. The qualification process to participate in the Early 2023 Capacity RFP would begin in January 2023. The Bid Date is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, February 16, 2023. This schedule is subject to revision.
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