The Illinois Power Agency’s (“IPA”) 2022 Electricity Procurement Plan provides for the purchase of electric supply to serve certain customers of Ameren Illinois Company (“AIC”), Commonwealth Edison Company (“ComEd”), and MidAmerican Energy Company ( “MEC”) (each a “Company”) over the five-year period beginning on June 1, 2022 and ending on May 31, 2027. For each of AIC and ComEd, the requirements of Included Retail Customers, as this term is defined in the RFP Rules under the Spring 2022 BEC RFP, will be met from a variety of sources including but not limited to the supply procured through the Spring 2022 BEC RFP, as well as supply procured through the 2021 RFPs, 2020 RFPs, and the 2010 long-term RFPs. For MEC, the requirements of Included Retail Customers will be met from a variety of sources including but not limited to the supply procured through this RFP.
The Final Targets for the Spring 2022 BEC RFP with bids due on April 18, 2022 (“April 18 Procurement Events) are available here. The results of the April 18 Procurement Events are available here. To arrive at the number of blocks that were procured during the April 18 Procurement Events, divide the quantity column in the results file by 25.
The April 18 Procurement Events failed to fully meet the expected load requirements of AIC, ComEd, and MEC. In accordance with Section 16-111.5 of the Act, the Procurement Administrator, the Procurement Monitor, and ICC Staff met within ten (10) days to analyze potential causes of low supplier interest. At this meeting, these parties agreed that additional procurement events would be held at the earliest opportunity to procure block energy for the period June through September 2022 for all three (3) Companies. These additional procurement events are called the “Supplemental Procurement Events”.
The Supplemental Procurement Events are open to all prospective bidders. The bid date will be May 16, 2022, with the ICC decision on the results of the procurement events scheduled for May 20, 2022.
Please note that unfilled blocks for months after September 2022 will be procured in the Fall 2022 BEC RFP.