DG-112: Are wind resources eligible to bid in the IPA’s procurement events? Can I still participate in the Spring 2017 procurement event?

The Utility Distributed Generation RFP (“DG RFP”) solicits suppliers to deliver RECs generated from distributed generation systems to AIC, to ComEd, or to MEC (each a “Company”) or to any combination of these three (3) Companies. Such device may be powered by wind, solar thermal energy, photovoltaic cells and panels, biodiesel, crops and untreated and unadulterated organic waste biomass, tree waste, and hydropower that does not involve new construction or significant expansion of hydropower dams.

The deadlines for the Spring 2017 DG RFP have passed. There will be a second procurement event in the Fall.  While the specifics of the requirements may change at that time, please consult the RFP Rules posted to the Final Materials page of the Spring Utility DG section of the procurement website for details regarding the qualification process and requirements for participation.

If the wind projects to which you are referring are not distributed generation devices, please review information regarding the Initial Forward Procurement as it becomes available. That procurement event has an expected bid date of August 10, 2017 (which would place the start of activities under this procurement event in June).