Utility-Scale Wind FAQs

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Q: Can an Adjacent State Renewable Energy facility submit the eligibility request spreadsheet prior to an Active RFP and be granted eligibility when an RFP is Active?

A request to the Illinois Power Agency to evaluate whether a project located in a state adjacent to Illinois (Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan) satisfied the public interest criteria of the Act may be made at any time.  In order to apply to the Agency for consideration for eligibility, please download and complete the eligibility request spreadsheet posted on the IPA’s website under the header “Adjacent State Facility Eligibility” here. The completed spreadsheet should be emailed to IPA.ContactUs@Illinois.gov.

10-30-2019

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Q: Can we submit multiple Bids, each with a different price and annual quantity of RECs, for a single Project?

A “Bid” includes a price per REC for a given Project as well as an annual quantity of RECs that the Seller is offering to deliver under the terms of the applicable supplier contract between the Company and the Seller. A Bidder cannot submit more than one Bid for a given Project.

08-21-2019

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Q: When are the eligibility requirements for the Utility-Scale Wind RFP going to be available?

The contract and RFP documents for the Fall 2019 Utility-Scale Wind RFP are not yet available and the requirements for participation have not been finalized.  The Preliminary Proposal documents are expected to be posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

07-24-2019

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Q: To qualify for the Fall 2019 Utility-Scale Wind RFP, can the Project be located in a state that is adjacent to Illinois?

Projects located in Illinois will be eligible as will Projects located in a state that is adjacent to Illinois as long as the facility meets the public interest criteria specified in Section 1-75(c)(1)(I) of the IPA Act. Adjacent states include Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan. In its Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan the IPA proposed a methodology and point system for determining whether a project satisfies those public interest criteria and the proposal was approved by the Commission on April 3, 2018.   A Project located in an adjacent state must receive a score of at least 60 points. In order to apply to the Agency for consideration for eligibility, please download and complete the eligibility request spreadsheet posted on the IPA’s website under the header “Adjacent State Facility Eligibility” here. The completed spreadsheet should be emailed to IPA.ContactUs@Illinois.gov. Please allow the Illinois Power Agency five business days to review adjacent state project eligibility spreadsheets submittals.

If the Project is located in a state adjacent to Illinois, the Bidder will be required to provide evidence that the IPA has determined that the Project meets the public interest criteria in the Act and has been pre-approved by the IPA to be eligible for Illinois RPS compliance. This is expected to be a requirement of the Part 1 Proposal of the Utility-Scale Wind RFP due on October 2, 2019.

07-24-2019

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Q: Is there any additional information available regarding the upcoming Utility-Scale Wind RFP?

The Utility-Scale Wind RFP will be held in 2019.  Information pertaining to this procurement will be posted to the dedicated Utility-Scale Wind Procurement page of the procurement website as soon as it becomes available.  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.

As approved by the ICC, the Long-Term Plan provides for a procurement of a minimum of 1 million RECs delivered annually from new utility-scale wind projects (projects over 2 MW) under fifteen-year contracts. Please refer to Section 5.8.2 of the Long Term Plan for additional information.

05-24-2019