The Bid Date for the AIC Capacity procurement event is delayed to Friday, June 9, 2023 in response to the delay in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc’s (“MISO’s”) Planning Resource Auction for the 2023-2024 Planning Year (“2023-2024 PRA”) under Dockets EL12-46 and ER23-1465. The 2023-2024 PRA, which is the first PRA to be held under MISO’s seasonal construct, is now scheduled to be implemented in April, and the results are scheduled to be available on May 19, 2023. The Bid Date for the AIC Capacity procurement event has been moved to June 9, 2023, after the start of the 2023-2024 Planning Year on June 1, 2023, to ensure the Bid Date is held after the 2023-2024 PRA implementation and to provide Bidders with time to review the first ever results posting related to seasonal ZRCs. There has been no change to the dates for the AIC Energy, ComEd, or MEC procurement events and no action is required from Bidders participating solely in one or more of these energy procurement events.
A revised Calendar has been posted to the procurement website. In addition to the Bid Date being delayed, a corresponding change has been made to the due date for Bid Assurance Collateral for AIC Capacity Products to Friday, June 2, 2023. Also, the date for bidder training for Capacity Products has been changed to Wednesday, June 7, 2023.
The Procurement Administrator has posted to the Final Materials page revised versions of several RFP documents including the RFP Rules, the Standard Pre-Bid Letter of Credit for AIC Capacity Products, and Inserts relating to the AIC Capacity procurement event. The revised documents have been updated for dates only to reflect the new Bid Date for the AIC Capacity procurement event and are dated April 13, 2023. No other changes were made to these documents.
Action is required by Bidders participating in the AIC Capacity procurement event.
- Revised Standard Pre-Bid Letter of Credit for AIC Capacity Products (Appendix 13). The only change from the Standard Pre-Bid Bid Letter of Credit originally posted is an update to the expiration date to July 7, 2023. Bidders that choose to submit Bid Assurance Collateral in the form of a Pre-Bid Letter of Credit for the AIC Capacity procurement event must use the revised Standard Pre-Bid Letter of Credit for AIC Capacity Products.
- Revised AIC Capacity P2 Certifications Insert (#P2-9). The revised #P2-9 Insert has been updated for the new Bid Date. Bidders in the AIC Capacity procurement event must submit a duly completed revised #P2-9 Insert by email to Illinois-RPF@nera.com by June 2, 2023 in order to complete their Proposal.
- AIC Capacity P1 Certifications Insert (#P1-10). All Bidders in the AIC Capacity procurement event must resign the AIC Capacity P1 Certifications Insert (#P1-10) agreeing to the terms of the RFP Rules dated April 13, 2023. Bidders in the AIC Capacity procurement event must submit a duly completed #P1-10 Insert with the signature dated on or after April 13, 2023 by email to Illinois-RPF@nera.com by June 2, 2023 in order to complete their Proposal.
Several documents issued as part of a Bidder’s Part 1 Notification for AIC Capacity Products on March 31, 2023 will be revised and a separate announcement will be sent to Bidders upon reissuance of the revised documents.