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C2S-5: Are Projects required to be installed at sites of current or former electric generating facilities that burn or burned coal as their primary fuel source?

In accordance with the IPA Act, projects must be installed at sites of current or former electric generating facilities that burn or burned coal as their primary fuel source and that meet all eligibility criteria specified in Section 1-75(c-5) of the IPA Act. Projects may be installed on property adjacent to such sites if necessary … Continue reading Are Projects required to be installed at sites of current or former electric generating facilities that burn or burned coal as their primary fuel source?

BEC-49: Besides the Supplemental Procurement Events, are there additional procurement events scheduled to procure block energy supply for the period June 2022 through September 2022? Are we able to submit individual offers for supply to the Companies?

The Supplemental RFP concluded on May 16, 2022. At this time there are no procurement events scheduled or expected to be held to procure block energy for the period June 2022 through September 2022. Additionally, there is no mechanism under the IPA’s electricity procurement plan for suppliers to submit individual offers outside of the procurement … Continue reading Besides the Supplemental Procurement Events, are there additional procurement events scheduled to procure block energy supply for the period June 2022 through September 2022? Are we able to submit individual offers for supply to the Companies?

BEC-42: Has the Illinois Commerce Commission ever rejected the results of a procurement event for a Company for block energy?

As seen in the public notices posted to the ICC’s Electricity Procurement Process page, https://www.icc.illinois.gov/programs/electricity-procurement-process, the Commission has approved the procurement administrator’s selection of winning bids for each instance of the procurement of electricity pursuant to Illinois Public Act 95-0481, effective August 28, 2007 (the “Act”), including the Act’s amendments to the Public Utilities Act … Continue reading Has the Illinois Commerce Commission ever rejected the results of a procurement event for a Company for block energy?

BEC-41: Can we expect that additional procurement events will be held for the June-September 2022 supply period if the Supplemental Procurement Events fail to fully meet the Targets for the Companies under the Supplemental RFP?

Section 16-111.5 of the Act states that “if the procurement process fails to fully meet the expected load requirement due to insufficient supplier participation or due to a Commission rejection of the procurement results, the procurement administrator, the procurement monitor, and the Commission staff shall meet within 10 days to analyze potential causes of low … Continue reading Can we expect that additional procurement events will be held for the June-September 2022 supply period if the Supplemental Procurement Events fail to fully meet the Targets for the Companies under the Supplemental RFP?

Indexed REC-62: Can you provide instructions on the payment of the Supplier Fee?

Payment of the Supplier Fee is to be made to the Illinois Power Agency by the Bidder or Seller for Projects with winning Bids approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission (“Commission”). The Supplier Fee is due within seven (7) business days after Commission approval of the Bids. Information regarding payment of the Supplier Fee (i.e., … Continue reading Can you provide instructions on the payment of the Supplier Fee?

Indexed REC-60: Since Illinois’ prevailing wages are determined by the locality in which the work is performed, how should a qualifying Project in an adjacent state comply with the prevailing wage requirement of the Prevailing Wage Act? For example, an adjacent state may or may not have prevailing wage legislation at a county level.

Regarding compliance with the prevailing wage requirements under Section 1-75(c)(1)(Q)(1) of the IPA Act, the IPA interprets the statutory requirement as carrying a qualitative eligibility requirement related to fair wages paid for labor on all renewable energy projects bidding into IPA procurements. The REC Contract requires that all construction work performed by Seller under the … Continue reading Since Illinois’ prevailing wages are determined by the locality in which the work is performed, how should a qualifying Project in an adjacent state comply with the prevailing wage requirement of the Prevailing Wage Act? For example, an adjacent state may or may not have prevailing wage legislation at a county level.

Indexed REC-56: What information in the Indexed REC RFP is subject to public disclosure, and when is such information made public?

Under the Illinois Public Utilities Act (220 ILCS 5/16-111.5), “For the procurement of standard wholesale products, the names of the successful bidders and the load weighted average of the winning bid prices for each contract type and for each contract term shall be made available to the public at the time of Commission approval of … Continue reading What information in the Indexed REC RFP is subject to public disclosure, and when is such information made public?

Indexed REC-55: How should a Bidder that is providing cash as bid assurance collateral for AIC and MEC submit AIC’s Supplier Request Form and MEC’s Vendor Request Form?

A Bidder that provides cash as bid assurance collateral for AIC and MEC may provide AIC’s “Supplier Request Form” and MEC’s “Vendor Request Form” with the Part 2 Proposal by upload to the online Part 2 Form or by email to Illinois-RFP@nera.com.  AIC’s Supplier Request Form and MEC’s Vendor Request Form are required to be … Continue reading How should a Bidder that is providing cash as bid assurance collateral for AIC and MEC submit AIC’s Supplier Request Form and MEC’s Vendor Request Form?

Indexed REC-54: Is there a process to withdraw a Project from the procurement event after submitting a Part 1 Proposal for the Project?

There is no process for “withdrawing” a Project from a procurement event under the RFP Rules. There is no penalty for not submitting materials for the Part 2 Proposal for a Project. If a Bidder submitted Part 1 Proposals for multiple Projects and does not submit a Part 2 Proposal for one of those Projects, … Continue reading Is there a process to withdraw a Project from the procurement event after submitting a Part 1 Proposal for the Project?