A behind the meter project can qualify as a brownfield site photovoltaic project in the Spring 2022 Indexed REC RFP. Such project must meet the requirements in Section IV and Section V of the Indexed REC RFP Rules including making the required representations in Paragraphs IV.6.2, IV.6.3, and IV.6.6.
In regards to Section IV.5.1 of the Final Indexed REC RFP Rules, the Bidder must demonstrate adequate project maturity for the Project. If available, the Bidder may provide one of the following:
- the Queue/OASIS ID from PJM and a copy of the completed System Impact Study from PJM for the Project; or
- the Project Number from MISO and a copy of the Preliminary System Impact Study under Definitive Planning Phase 1 (“DPP 1”) under the DPP-2020-Cycle 1 or a later study cycle; or
- the Project Number from MISO and a copy of the fully executed interconnection agreement for the Project; or
- a fully executed interconnection agreement with a utility for the Project.
If none of these are available for the Project, or if the Bidder cannot provide a document that shows that the Project is further in the interconnection process, then the Bidder must: (i) describe the stage of development of the Project applicable to the point of interconnection and to the size of the Project; and (ii) demonstrate control for a portion of the Project site as described in Paragraph IV.5.2.
In regards to a brownfield site photovoltaic project, a Bidder that meets the project maturity requirement by demonstrating site control, must do so for a portion of the Project site that covers an area of at least 3 acres times the project size. Please see Paragraph IV.5.2 for the list of documentation to demonstrate site control and additional information for complying with this requirement.