Illinois Power Agency RFPs
For Electric Supply and Renewable Energy Products
This website provides information for prospective energy suppliers to Ameren Illinois Company d/b/a Ameren Illinois (“Ameren” or “AIC”), Commonwealth Edison Company (“ComEd”), and MidAmerican Energy Company (“MidAmerican”). This website contains the documents and announcements related to the Requests for Proposals (“RFPs”) for electric supply and renewable energy products. This website also provides information related to the supplemental procurement of renewable energy credits using the Renewable Energy Resources Fund (“RERF”). This website is currently managed by the Procurement Administrator retained by the Illinois Power Agency (“IPA”).The IPA has retained NERA Economic Consulting (“NERA”) to act as Procurement Administrator. In this role, NERA coordinates the IPA’s Procurement activities on its own behalf as well as for AIC’s, ComEd’s, and MidAmerican’s portfolios.
On September 28, 2015, the IPA submitted its Procurement Plan (“Plan”) to the Illinois Commerce Commission (“ICC”) in compliance with Public Act 095-0481 (the “Act”), which includes the Illinois Power Agency Act (“IPA Act”). The ICC issued its Order with regards to the Plan on December 16, 2015. On October 28, 2014, the IPA submitted a Supplemental Photovoltaic Procurement Plan (“Supplemental Plan”) in accordance with Section 1-56(i) of the IPA Act. The ICC issued its Order with regards to the Supplemental Plan on January 21, 2015.
Procurement of Standard Products
The Plan approved by the ICC provides for (i) a Spring 2016 procurement of monthly on-peak and off-peak standard block forward products as well as combinations for AIC, ComEd, and MidAmerican; (ii) a Fall 2016 procurement of monthly on-peak and off-peak standard block forward products as well as combinations for AIC, ComEd, and MidAmerican; and (iii) a Fall 2016 procurement of capacity for Ameren for a period starting June 1, 2017. The supply period for the standard block forward products will be June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2019.
Procurement of Renewable Energy Resources
The Plan approved by the ICC provides for: (i) a Spring 2016 procurement for AIC and ComEd of Solar Renewable Energy Credits (“SRECs”) and for MidAmerican of Renewable Energy Credits (“RECs”) from all renewable sources using the renewable resources budget; (ii) an early Summer 2016 procurement of Renewable Energy Credits (“RECs”) from distributed generation (“DG”) resources using the already collected funds from Alternative Compliance Payments for AIC and ComEd and using the renewable resources budget for MidAmerican.
Procurement of Supplemental Photovoltaics
The Supplemental Plan approved by the ICC provides for a procurement of renewable energy credits from photovoltaics in March 2016 using the Renewable Energy Resources Fund (“RERF”). Procurements under the Supplemental Plan were also held in June 2015 and November 2015.
This website contains information related to the procurement of energy products and renewable energy resources for AIC, ComEd, and MidAmerican. This website also provides information related to the supplemental procurement of renewable energy credits using the Renewable Energy Resources Fund (“RERF”). This website is intended as a general reference source for all prospective participants. The site contains descriptions and summaries of documents and information also available on this website. The descriptions and summaries are provided for general background and convenience only and should not be relied upon for any other purpose. Prospective participants and other interested parties should review complete copies of the relevant documents and should obtain appropriate advice before making decisions concerning the RFPs. This website may also report on developments that may affect the RFPs. Such updated information will be provided for convenience only.