W&S-35: Is the IPA the buyer of the RECs in the initial forward procurements?

While the IPA is responsible for the procurement of RECs in the initial forward procurements, the IPA is not buyer of these RECs.  The buyers of the RECs, and the counterparties to the contract with winning bidders in the upcoming Wind and Solar RFP, are the utilities,  Ameren Illinois Company d/b/a Ameren Illinois, Commonwealth Edison Company, and MidAmerican Energy Company (“MidAmerican” or “MEC”).