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Q: If a Bid is submitted for a project, but such Bid is not a selected and approved by the Commission, does the project get put on a waitlist?
There is no waitlist under the Non-Solar Community Renewables RFP.10-30-2019
Q: With co-location, can multiple projects utilize a single interconnect?
No, each project must have a separate interconnection agreement and point.08-15-2019
Q: Could you clarify co-location rules. Does “two or more” co-located projects suggest more than 4 MW of co-location is allowed? Is one parcel separating projects enough to constitute a “separated” project, per Adjustable Block rules?
Co-located projects summing to more than 2 MW of Community projects may be permissibly located in 2 ways:
- Two projects (of up to 2 MW each) on one parcel; or
- One project (of up to 2 MW) on each of two contiguous parcels.
The two contiguous parcels may not have been divided within the 2 years prior to the Bid Date. Each Project must have separate interconnection points. Please refer to Section 7.3.1 of the Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan for additional information regarding the co-location standard.08-15-2019
Q: Where can I find the bidder information webcast for the Non-Solar Community Renewables RFP?
The Procurement Administrator posted the presentation materials and the audio recording from the bidder information webcast held on July 31, 2019 to the Draft Documents page of the Community Renewable Generation Program section of the procurement website.08-05-2019
Q: When will the REC target for the Non-Solar Community Renewables RFP be announced?
The target will be provided at a later date when it becomes available. At this time, it is expected to be provided with the RFP Rules currently scheduled to be posted on October 22, 2019.08-05-2019
Q: Could we split a single wind turbine into two “co-located” community renewables projects? I ask because we are considering a wind turbine with a capacity that is over 2 MW.
No. That would be inconsistent with the definition of a community renewable generation project in Section 1-10 of the Illinois Power Agency Act:
“Community renewable generation project” means an electric generating facility that:
[items (1) – (3) omitted]
(4) is limited in nameplate capacity to less than or equal to 2,000 kilowatts.05-24-2019
Q: Regarding the co-location standards under the Community Renewable Generation Program, will they be the same as the standards under the Adjustable Block Program?
The co-location standards that will apply to the Community Renewable Generation Program will mirror the standards under the Adjustable Block Program. Therefore, a community renewable generation project that is not solar is not impacted by other renewable generation projects of different technology type, or of the same technology type that are not participating in the Community Renewable Generation Program, at the same location.05-24-2019
Q: Have the proposal requirements for the Community Renewable Generation Program been finalized?
The contract and RFP documents under this program are not yet available and the requirements for participation have not been finalized. The IPA is currently assessing appropriate project maturity requirements specific to this procurement. Any such requirements will seek to account for development timelines external to the procurement itself.05-24-2019
Q: Is it still expected that the Community Renewable Generation Program Forward Procurement will be held in 2019?
The Community Renewable Generation Program Forward Procurement will be held later in 2019 as planned under the Long-Term Plan approved on April 3, 2018. More information is expected to be posted in the coming months, and an announcement will be sent to all registrants at that time.05-24-2019
Q: Is there additional information regarding the timeline for the Community Renewable Generation Program Forward Procurement in relation to the Solar for All Program?
The Community Renewable Generation Program Forward Procurement will be held in 2019. Please note that the Community Renewable Generation Program is a program for projects that are not solar (while the Solar for All Program, https://www.illinoissfa.com/, is specifically for solar projects). More information will be available soon. The schedule will be posted to the Calendar page of the procurement website and an announcement will be sent to all registrants at that time.
Information pertaining to this procurement will be posted to the dedicated Community Renewable Generation Program Forward Procurement page of the procurement website as soon as it becomes available. At this time, please refer to Section 5.8.4 of the Long-Term Plan for additional information.04-25-2019