# Announcements

## DG-88: How should we calculate the annual number of RECs that will be our Forecast Quantity?

You should calculate the number of RECs that you expect the systems that you have not yet identified to produce annually. For a given system, you can calculate the number of RECs as follows:

(size of system in MW) x (capacity factor for specific technology) x 8760

For example, if you have not yet identified but anticipate a 100 kW photovoltaic system (fixed mount), this would be:

(0.1) x (0.1438) x 8760 = 126 (rounded from 125.97)

If you provide a Forecast Quantity, the Procurement Administrator uses a capacity factor of 14.38% to calculate the associated capacity for purposes of verifying that you meet the 1 MW minimum bid. For example, if you have not identified but anticipate a 100 kW tracking photovoltaic system, the annual RECs would be:

(0.1) x (0.1700) x 8760 = 149 (rounded from 148.92)

The capacity that the Procurement Administrator will associate with a Forecast Quantity of 149 will be:

149 / (0.1438 x 8760) = .11828 MW or 118.28 kW