BEC-5: Does the Spring 2018 Block Energy and Capacity RFP schedule posted to the procurement website also pertain to the IPA’s Adjustable Block Program?

No. The Spring 2018 Block Energy and Capacity (“BEC”) RFP and the Adjustable Block Program are different.

The Spring 2018 BEC RFP consists of the procurement of: (i) monthly on-peak and off-peak standard block forward products as well as combinations for Ameren Illinois Company (“AIC”), Commonwealth Edison Company (“ComEd”), and MidAmerican Energy Company (“MEC”); and (ii) capacity for AIC (25% of the 2019-2020 planning year forecast requirement).

The Adjustable Block Program is proposed as part of the Illinois Power Agency’s Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan (“LTRRPP”).  The Illinois Commerce Commission (“Commission”) will render a decision on the LTRRPP and this decision is expected on April 3, 2018.  The Commission may change in whole or in part the proposal made by the Illinois Power Agency with regard to the Adjustable Block Program.

The details of the Adjustable Block Program will not be provided on this website once the Commission renders its decision and the Procurement Administrator will not respond to questions in this regard.  Please refer to the IPA’s website,, where the LTRRPP as approved by the Commission will be posted once it becomes available.