DG-57: The structure of the program seems to incentivize developers to bid into the system and then find projects to fill their REC obligations. Is that the intent of the program?

Section 1-75(c) of the IPA Act also requires the utilities to acquire RECs from distributed generation (“DG”) devices amounting to at least 1% of each utility’s total RECs target.  Please see the 2017 IPA Procurement Plan for further details on the intent of the procurement events approved under this Procurement Plan (

The Procurement Monitor recommended that bidders be allowed to offer “speculative RECs” in order to improve bidder response.  This recommendation was incorporated into this procurement event as bidders presenting a proposal may include a Forecast Quantity of RECs to be delivered by systems that they have yet to identify.