The Procurement Administrator posted the First Draft Indexed REC Contract and Draft Preliminary Proposal Requirements to the Draft Documents page of the Indexed Wind, Solar, and Brownfield section of the procurement website on August 12, 2022 and issued a request for stakeholder feedback on these documents. The First Draft Indexed REC Contract and Draft Preliminary Proposal Requirements have been prepared to conform with the 2022 Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan and the Illinois Commerce Commission’s Final Order approving the plan with modifications. Additionally, written comments received under the Request for Stakeholder Comments issued on July 1, 2022 along with the feedback provided from stakeholders during the stakeholder workshop held on August 2, 2022 were accounted for in this posting and will continue to inform the contract and proposal requirements development process planned for over the next two months.
In particular, during the stakeholder workshop held on August 2, 2022 the Procurement Administrator identified several discussion items based on comments received in July 2022. In the Stakeholder Request for Feedback posted to the procurement website on August 12, 2022 (available here), two topics related to the contract have been identified for further feedback. These topics are related to additional flexibility for REC delivery obligations as discussed in the stakeholder workshop and the initial REC delivery deadline. Stakeholders may provide feedback on any aspect of the First Draft Indexed REC Contract and the Draft Preliminary Proposal Requirements and should not feel limited by these topics. Comments are due by Friday, August 26, 2022. Please review the Stakeholder Request for Feedback posted to the procurement website on August 12, 2022 for additional instructions.
A second round for submitting written comments is planned for September 2022. The Procurement Administrator will post the Second Draft REC Contract and Draft RFP Documents incorporating stakeholder feedback under the first round on September 9, 2022. Comments on the Second Draft REC Contract and Draft RFP Documents will be due by September 23, 2022.