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Indexed REC-56: What information in the Indexed REC RFP is subject to public disclosure, and when is such information made public?

Under the Illinois Public Utilities Act (220 ILCS 5/16-111.5), “For the procurement of standard wholesale products, the names of the successful bidders and the load weighted average of the winning bid prices for each contract type and for each contract term shall be made available to the public at the time of Commission approval of a procurement event. For procurements conducted to meet the requirements of subsection (b) of Section 1-56 or subsection (c) of Section 1-75 of the Illinois Power Agency Act governed by the provisions of this Section, the address and nameplate capacity of the new renewable energy generating facility proposed by a winning bidder shall also be made available to the public at the time of Commission approval of a procurement event, along with the business address and contact information for any winning bidder. An estimate or approximation of the nameplate capacity of the new renewable energy generating facility may be disclosed if necessary to protect the confidentiality of individual bid prices.”

Thus, as described in Paragraph VI.2.16. of the RFP Rules, at the time of Commission approval of a procurement event, the names and contact information of winning Bidders, the average of the winning Bid prices, and the address and nameplate capacity of the Project are made public. The quantity of RECs procured may also be disclosed if there are at least three (3) successful bidders. The Act states that participants in the procurement process will maintain the confidentiality of all other supplier and bidding information.