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GEN-43: In the final revised LTRRPP section 5.4 states: “Second, P.A. 99-0906 introduced a new standard related to how generating units recover their costs. This standard not only prohibits the use of RECs from generating units that do not recover their costs through state-regulated rates, but also assesses penalties for RECs from systems later found to be non-compliant.” This reads as if generating units who do NOT have their rates regulated by the state, are unable to compete in REC procurements, which is the opposite of what is stated in the Act. Can you please clarify?

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.  As the Act makes clear, a generating unit whose costs were being recovered through rates regulated by Illinois or any other state or states on or after January 1, 2017 is ineligible for RPS compliance.  This is stated in other portions of the Final Long-Term Renewable Resources … Continue reading In the final revised LTRRPP section 5.4 states: “Second, P.A. 99-0906 introduced a new standard related to how generating units recover their costs. This standard not only prohibits the use of RECs from generating units that do not recover their costs through state-regulated rates, but also assesses penalties for RECs from systems later found to be non-compliant.” This reads as if generating units who do NOT have their rates regulated by the state, are unable to compete in REC procurements, which is the opposite of what is stated in the Act. Can you please clarify?

GEN-42: Have the proposal requirements for the next Low-Income Community Solar Pilot Program available?

The Part 1 Proposal requirements used in the 2019 procurement under the Low-Income Community Solar Pilot Project Program are in Article IV of the RFP Rules (https://www.ipa-energyrfp.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Low-Income-Community-Solar-Pilot-RFP-Rules-with-references-corrected-October-30-2019.pdf ).  However, prior to holding the next procurement, the IPA intends to consider changes to the requirements for bidder participation (including the opportunity for stakeholder input) based on … Continue reading Have the proposal requirements for the next Low-Income Community Solar Pilot Program available?

GEN-41: Is there any additional information available regarding the timing of the next Low-Income Community Solar Pilot Program?

The next procurement under the Low-Income Community Solar Pilot Project Program has not yet been scheduled.  The IPA’s Final Revised Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan (“Final Revised Plan”) is dated April 20, 2020 and it states that the IPA(section 8.6.4) will hold another procurement under this program “during either the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 programs years” … Continue reading Is there any additional information available regarding the timing of the next Low-Income Community Solar Pilot Program?

GEN-44: Is there an upcoming procurement for RECs from Brownfield Site Photovoltaic Projects?

Currently, there is no procurement for RECs from brownfield site photovoltaic projects scheduled for 2020.  The IPA’s Final Revised Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan (“Final Revised Plan”) is dated April 20, 2020 and it states that (section 5.9.3): “if funds are available and additional Adjustable Block Program procurement quantities are satisfied, the Agency would conduct … Continue reading Is there an upcoming procurement for RECs from Brownfield Site Photovoltaic Projects?