MES Mid-Year Confirmations should be submitted using the virtual form available on the IPA’s website. Instructions for completing and submitting the report to the IPA for review are provided on the virtual form.
As described in Section 6.4 of the Indexed REC Contract, no later than December 1, 2023, the Seller is required to provide an MES Mid-Year Confirmation to the IPA. An MES Mid-Year Confirmation should be submitted by all Sellers with a contract for Indexed RECs to demonstrate progress toward meeting the MES for the Program … Continue reading If my project was a wining project in the Summer 2023 or Fall 2022 Indexed REC RFP do I need to submit a Mid-Year Confirmation to the IPA?
A Minimum Equity Standard of 10% will apply under the Indexed REC Contract to a Project selected through this RFP if the Date of First Operation is on or after December 15, 2022. The remedies related to a failure to meet the percentage requirement of the Minimum Equity Standard (i.e., 10%) is described in Section … Continue reading What are the consequences under the Indexed REC Contract for failure to meet the percentage requirement of the Minimum Equity Standard?
A Minimum Equity Standard of 10% will apply under the Indexed REC Contract to a Project selected through this RFP if the Date of First Operation is on or after December 15, 2022, regardless of whether the project is located in Illinois or an Adjacent State. An “Equity Eligible Persons” means persons who would most … Continue reading Does the Minimum Equity Standards apply to Projects located in adjacent states? Can you please provide clarification on how adjacent state Projects can meet these requirements?
The Seller must submit the reports required by Section 6.4 Minimum Equity Standard of the Indexed REC Contract to the IPA using the IPA’s online MES Compliance Plan Form. A separate report must be filed for each Project.
Under Section 6.4 of the Indexed REC Contract, to demonstrate compliance with the MES the following reports must be submitted to the IPA , if applicable pursuant to Section 6.4(a) of the Indexed REC Contract; MES Compliance Plan. The first MES Compliance Plan shall be submitted to the IPA within thirty (30) days of the … Continue reading What reports are required to comply with MES?
The IPA encourages applicants to utilize all possible means for identifying, recruiting, and hiring EEPs, especially those that qualify by virtue of their status as formerly incarcerated, a graduate of the foster care system, or a resident of an equity investment eligible community. The Long-Term Plan outlined several strategies that may be useful: Working with … Continue reading What are the additional avenues for fulfilling the MES?
The Department of Commerce and Economic Development (“DCEO”) has awarded funding for FEJA-funded workforce training programs, the management of which passed to DCEO under CEJA. CEJA also created several new workforce training programs to be managed by DCEO. Please monitor the DCEO CEJA website for updates from the Department on its job training programs.
CEJA directs the IPA to develop an Energy Workforce Database in consultation with the Department of Commerce and Economic Development that consists of a searchable database of vendors, suppliers, and contractors that are minority and women-owned business enterprise certified or are certified as EECs. The IPA’s Energy Workforce Equity Portal is designed to help connect … Continue reading What is the Energy Workforce Equity Portal? What role does it play in a Seller’s Compliance Plan and outreach efforts?
As provided in paragraph IV.3.1. of the Final Rules for the Indexed REC Procurement Event: An officer of the Seller must acknowledge that if the Date of First Operation for a Project is on or after December 15, 2022, a Minimum Equity Standard of 10% applies to the project workforce for each delivery year in … Continue reading What is required at the time of bid for Bidders that do not wish to commit to an Equity Level (%) greater than the Minimum Equity Standard of 10%?