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BEC-1: I understand that there could be a payment adjustment on delivered ZRCs under the (AIC) Capacity Agreement if the ZRCs are not from the compliance zone. Can you provide an example where the adjustment will result in a reduced payment to Seller?

Under the terms of the (AIC) Capacity Agreement, payments to Seller will be reduced if the Compliance Zone ACP in a season is greater than the Source Zone ACP in that season where the Compliance Zone is LRZ4. If the amount of the payment reduction is greater than the unadjusted payment, then Seller (not Buyer) will have to pay Buyer under the (AIC) Capacity Agreement. We provide 2 examples below to illustrate this point.

For purposes of the below examples, the “ACP” refers to the Auction Clearing Price from the MISO Planning Resource Auction (“PRA”) for the Summer season for the 2025/2026 Planning Year and the Compliance Zone is LRZ4. The examples below are hypothetical. The results of the 2025/2026 MISO PRA are not yet available.

Example 1: Where the adjustment results in a reduced payment from Buyer to Seller.
No. of ZRCs delivered by Seller: 25 ZRCs for the Summer season from Zone 3
Average Winning Bid Price for the Summer season under the (AIC) Capacity Agreement: $18/MW-day
Payment to Seller = $18 x 25 ZRCs x 92 days = $41,400
MISO Summer 2025/2026 PRA Results:
LRZ 4 ACP = $20/MW-day
LRZ 3 ACP = $6/MW-day
Adjustment to Payment = – ($20 – $6) x 25 ZRCs x 92 days = – $32,200
Adjusted Payment = $41,400 – $32,200 = $9,200

Example 2: Where the adjustment results in payment from Seller to Buyer.
No. of ZRCs delivered by Seller: 25 ZRCs for the Summer season from Zone 3
Average Winning Bid Price for the Summer season under the (AIC) Capacity Agreement: $10/MW-day
Payment to Seller = $10 x 25 ZRCs x 92 days = $23,000
MISO Summer 2025/2026 PRA Results:
LRZ 4 ACP = $20/MW-day
LRZ 3 ACP = $6/MW-day
Adjustment to Payment = – ($20 – $6) x 25 ZRCs x 92 days = – $32,200
Adjusted Payment = $23,000 – $32,200 = – $9,200  (i.e., payment from Seller to Buyer)