The Procurement Administrator has conducted two procurement events to procure RECs from Brownfield projects: the Fall 2018 Brownfield and Utility-Scale Solar RFP and the Summer 2019 Brownfield RFP. No RECs were procured from brownfield projects under the Fall 2018 Brownfield and Utility-Scale Solar RFP. The average winning price of Brownfield Projects under the Summer 2019 … Continue reading Where can I find results for previously awarded projects under the Brownfield RFP?
The project must be located in Illinois and must be entirely located within a site that is regulated by one of the following “Programs”: (1) the United States Environmental Protection Agency under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (“CERCLA”); (2) the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“U.S. EPA”) … Continue reading Must the entire site where the project is located be regulated by one of the brownfield Programs?
The brownfield procurement that was conducted in 2019 had target of 80,000 RECs delivered annually, in excess of the statutory target for 2020-2021. While the exact quantity procured was not released, the IPA noted in its Revised Long-Term Plan that this procurement resulted in the IPA exceeding its statutory target of 40,000 RECs delivered annually … Continue reading To meet its statutory target, will the IPA need to conduct another brownfield procurement?
The Act requires brownfield site photovoltaic projects to be located at a site that is regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under either the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, or the Corrective Action program of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended; or by … Continue reading What exactly is meant by “brownfield”? Must a Project be utility scale to qualify as brownfield? Can a project on a greenfield site qualify?
Section 1-75(c) of Public Act 099-0906 mandates that the IPA to procure at least 2,000,000 RECs from new photovoltaic projects of which “at least 2% from brownfield site photovoltaic projects that are not community renewable generation projects”. Thus, the requirement that the RECs procured from brownfield projects not be from community renewable generation projects is … Continue reading Can a Community Renewable Generation Project qualify under the Brownfield RFP? Is a project required to be utility-scale?
Please join our mailing list to receive updates and announcements regarding RFPs announced by the Procurement Administrator by completing the Contact Us form here: https://www.ipa-energyrfp.com/contact-us/register/. The Summer 2019 Brownfield RFP has concluded. The procurement website currently contains dedicated pages for the remainder of events to be held in 2019: Fall Block Energy and Capacity RFP, … Continue reading Is there another Brownfield RFP planned? How do I register to receive information about any future Brownfield RFP?
The results of the Brownfield and Utility-Scale Solar RFP were released on December 4, 2018. No successful bids were received from brownfield site photovoltaic projects, and thus no projects were selected under the Brownfield and Utility-Scale Solar RFP. For competitive procurements, such as the Brownfield and Utility-Scale Solar RFP, Section 16.111.5(h) of the Public Utilities … Continue reading Please provide me a detailed summary of those projects that submitted a proposal as a brownfield site photovoltaic site under the Brownfield and Utility-Scale Solar RFP and precisely why those projects were not successful.
As stated on page 87 of the Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan, “The Initial Forward Procurements, conducted in August 2017, March 2018, and April 2018, did not procure any RECs from new brownfield site photovoltaic projects, and the Agency has not otherwise procured any RECs that would satisfy the brownfield site photovoltaic project requirement.” The … Continue reading I am looking at the May 2, 2018 information release where the product is solar RECs from utility-scale projects or brownfield site photovoltaic projects. The average winning price is $5.01/REC. Such a low price would make it challenging to pursue a high-risk project such as one on a brownfield site. Am I interpreting the price information correctly?
The comments are posted on the Illinois Power Agency’s (“IPA”) website here. Information was redacted in accordance with the IPA’s Questions and Request for Comments posted on February 5, 2019. The IPA has not provided responses at this time.
A procurement for 80,000 RECs delivered annually from new brownfield site photovoltaic projects was held in Fall 2018 under the Brownfield and Utility-Scale Solar RFP. No successful bids were received from brownfield site photovoltaic projects, and thus no projects were selected under this RFP. Information regarding this previous RFP is available on the procurement website … Continue reading Will there be another event to procure RECs from brownfield site photovoltaic projects?