Indexed REC-27: Is there a competitive procurement planned for battery storage under the 2024 Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan?

The Illinois Power Agency (“IPA”) develops procurement plans and conducts competitive procurement processes in accordance with the requirements of Section 1-75 of the Illinois Power Agency Act and Section 16-111.5 of the Public Utilities Act. The IPA issued their final Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan (“2024 Long-Term Plan”) on April 19, 2024. Chapter 5 of the 2024 Long-Term Plan covers the IPA’s competitive procurement activities relevant to Ameren Illinois Company (“Ameren Illinois”), Commonwealth Edison Company (“ComEd”), and MidAmerican Energy Company (“MidAmerican”) for 2024 and 2025.

A competitive procurement related to battery storage offtake agreements is not contemplated under the 2024 Long-Term Plan. Please see Chapter 5.6. of the 2024 Long-Term Plan for the schedule of procurement events for 2024 and 2025: