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Indexed REC-60: Since Illinois’ prevailing wages are determined by the locality in which the work is performed, how should a qualifying Project in an adjacent state comply with the prevailing wage requirement of the Prevailing Wage Act? For example, an adjacent state may or may not have prevailing wage legislation at a county level.

Regarding compliance with the prevailing wage requirements under Section 1-75(c)(1)(Q)(1) of the IPA Act, the IPA interprets the statutory requirement as carrying a qualitative eligibility requirement related to fair wages paid for labor on all renewable energy projects bidding into IPA procurements. The REC Contract requires that all construction work performed by Seller under the REC Contract be performed by employees receiving an amount equal to or greater than the “general prevailing rate of hourly wages”, as defined in Section 3 of the Prevailing Wage Act.  For purposes of the REC Contract, the IPA requires applicant projects located in adjacent states to demonstrate, at minimum, wage parity with the prevailing wage requirements in Illinois. For example, if the project is located in a county in an adjacent state with published prevailing wages, it would mean using that wage schedule as the applicable prevailing wage for Section 1-75(c)(1)(Q)(1) compliance. Should there be no governing prevailing wage schedule for that locality, it would mean utilizing the federal Davis-Bacon rates as the applicable prevailing wage for Section 1-75(c)(1)(Q)(1) compliance.