The provisional Targets provided in the RFP Rules reflect the load forecasts provided by Ameren Illinois Company, Commonwealth Edison Company, and MidAmerican Energy Company in the 2017 Electricity Procurement Plan filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission by the Illinois Power Agency (“IPA”). The provisional Targets are based on July 2016 load forecasts. The Procurement Plan calls for the utilities to update their load forecasts in March 2017. The final Targets are based on these March 2017 load forecasts provided by the utilities to the IPA.
For more information regarding the load forecasts, please see Section 3 of the 2017 Procurement Plan available here: https://www.illinois.gov/sites/ipa/Pages/2017-Procurement-Plan.aspx.