ANNOUNCEMENT: Commission Approves Bids in July 2022 Solicitation

Today, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (“Commission”) approved the results of the July 2022 Alternative Energy Credits RFP (AEC RFP). This was the third AEC RFP solicitation under PPL Electric’s fifth Default Service Program (“DSP V”).

The Secretarial Letter and the summary of procurement results are posted to the RFP Results page of the Alternative Energy Credits section of the RFP website.

The RFP documents were issued on June 13, 2022 for this July 2022 solicitation. Bidders’ qualification materials were due on July 6, 2022, and all qualified bidders were notified of their status on July 15, 2022. Bid Proposal spreadsheets were due on July 26, 2022. The Commission evaluated the results within one business day.

For more information on RFPs under PPL Electric’s DSP V, please see the RFP website.

FINAL POSTING: FAQs

Final FAQs have been posted to the FAQs section of the RFP website. All relevant FAQs are as below:

  • AEC-FAQ-31 through AEC-FAQ-46

No additional FAQs are expected to be posted for this July 2022 solicitation.

IMPORTANT: The window for submitting Bid Proposal Spreadsheets for the Alternative Energy Credits RFP is between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Eastern Prevailing Time Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Please refer to your Notification of Qualification Attachment 2 for the Bid Proposal Submission Guide and Attachment 3 for the Confidential Information for the submission of your Bid Proposal Spreadsheets.

FINAL REMINDER: Bid Assurance Collateral and SMA due 12PM TODAY, July 22

Bid Assurance Collateral and Supplier Master Agreement (“SMA”) requirements must be received by the PPL Electric RFP Team by 12 p.m. (noon) EPT TODAY, July 22, 2022.

All Qualified Bidders must complete the online Collateral and SMA form to provide information for the Bid Assurance Collateral and SMA. You can use the login credentials used during the Bidder Qualification process to gain access to the form.

SMA Requirements

  • New Bidders must complete and submit a partially signed AEC SMA by upload to the online Collateral and SMA form.
  • Returning Bidders who were not awarded any tranches in DSP V do not need to submit a new AEC SMA if the information contained in your previously submitted AEC SMA or the signatory to your previously submitted AEC SMA remains valid.

Bid Assurance Collateral

  • All Bidders must indicate whether they are submitting Cash, Hardcopy Letter of Credit, Electronic Letter of Credit, or AEC Transfer in lieu of Bid Assurance Collateral by completing the  Collateral and SMA Form.
  • Cash: Bidders will need to upload instructions to the form regarding the return of the wire transfer. You may be required to provide additional information.
  • Hardcopy Letter of Credit: For Bidders who intend to post a Hardcopy Letter of Credit (Appendix 5a) for Bid Assurance Collateral, information that may be required by your financial Institution to finalize your Hardcopy Bid Assurance Letter of Credit is attached to this email. All Hardcopy Bid Assurance Letters of Credit must be sent to PPL Electric Utilities Corporation at:

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation

2 North 9th Street, Gen TW-20

Allentown, PA 18101

Attn: PPL Electric Energy Procurement Team

  • Electronic Letter of Credit: For Bidders who intend to post an Electronic Letter of Credit (Appendix 5b) for Bid Assurance Collateral, all Electronic Bid Assurance Letters of Credit must be sent via email to:

PPLELECTRIC_BIDLC@PPLWEB.COM

(Comprehensive lists of the acceptable modifications to the Bid Assurance Letters of Credit for the Alternative Energy Credits RFP are posted to the Documents page of the Alternative Energy Credits RFP section of the RFP website.)

  • AEC Transfer in lieu of the Bid Assurance Collateral: For Bidders who intend to make an AEC Transfer in lieu of providing Bid Assurance Collateral, AECs transferred to PPL Electric’s GATS account must be for the Product and in the quantity of such Product the RFP Bidder intends to submit a bid.  The Bidder must transfer AECs of the appropriate Product type and quantity to:

PPL Electric Utilities Corp. dba PPL Utilities (Trader)

Indication of Maximum Tranches Bid per Product

  • All Bidders must indicate the number of maximum tranches they are intending to bid for each Product by uploading the completed Maximum Bid Indication Form to the  Collateral and SMA Form. The Maximum Bid Indication Form is posted to the Documents page of the Alternative Energy Credits RFP section of the RFP website.

We look forward to your participation.

FINAL REMINDER: Submit Questions by 5PM TODAY; Final FAQs Will be Posted Monday, July 25

A final posting of new FAQs for this July 2022 solicitation is expected on Monday, July 25, 2022.

Important:  Bidders are reminded to submit their questions through the RFP website and to allow two working days for a response.  To receive a response to a question prior to the Bid Proposal Due Date of July 26, a question must be submitted by 5p.m. TODAY, July 21, 2022. To ask a question: click here.

REMINDER: Bid Assurance Collateral and SMA due 12PM TOMORROW, July 22

Bid Assurance Collateral and Supplier Master Agreement (“SMA”) requirements must be received by the PPL Electric RFP Team by 12 p.m. (noon) EPT Tomorrow, July 22, 2022.

All Qualified Bidders must complete the online Collateral and SMA form to provide information for the Bid Assurance Collateral and SMA. You can use the login credentials used during the Bidder Qualification process to gain access to the form.

SMA Requirements

  • New Bidders must complete and submit a partially signed AEC SMA by upload to the online Collateral and SMA form.
  • Returning Bidders who were not awarded any tranches in DSP V do not need to submit a new AEC SMA if the information contained in your previously submitted AEC SMA or the signatory to your previously submitted AEC SMA remains valid.

Bid Assurance Collateral

  • All Bidders must indicate whether they are submitting Cash, Hardcopy Letter of Credit, Electronic Letter of Credit, or AEC Transfer in lieu of Bid Assurance Collateral by completing the  Collateral and SMA Form.
  • Cash: Bidders will need to upload instructions to the form regarding the return of the wire transfer. You may be required to provide additional information.
  • Hardcopy Letter of Credit: For Bidders who intend to post a Hardcopy Letter of Credit (Appendix 5a) for Bid Assurance Collateral, information that may be required by your financial Institution to finalize your Hardcopy Bid Assurance Letter of Credit is attached to this email. All Hardcopy Bid Assurance Letters of Credit must be sent to PPL Electric Utilities Corporation at:

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation

2 North 9th Street, Gen TW-20

Allentown, PA 18101

Attn: PPL Electric Energy Procurement Team

  • Electronic Letter of Credit: For Bidders who intend to post an Electronic Letter of Credit (Appendix 5b) for Bid Assurance Collateral, all Electronic Bid Assurance Letters of Credit must be sent via email to:

PPLELECTRIC_BIDLC@PPLWEB.COM

(Comprehensive lists of the acceptable modifications to the Bid Assurance Letters of Credit for the Alternative Energy Credits RFP are posted to the Documents page of the Alternative Energy Credits RFP section of the RFP website.)

  • AEC Transfer in lieu of the Bid Assurance Collateral: For Bidders who intend to make an AEC Transfer in lieu of providing Bid Assurance Collateral, AECs transferred to PPL Electric’s GATS account must be for the Product and in the quantity of such Product the RFP Bidder intends to submit a bid.  The Bidder must transfer AECs of the appropriate Product type and quantity to:

PPL Electric Utilities Corp. dba PPL Utilities (Trader)

Indication of Maximum Tranches Bid per Product

  • All Bidders must indicate the number of maximum tranches it is intending to bid for each Product by uploading the completed Maximum Bid Indication Form to the  Collateral and SMA Form. The Maximum Bid Indication Form is posted to the Documents page of the Alternative Energy Credits RFP section of the RFP website.

We look forward to your participation.

REMINDER: Bid Assurance Collateral and SMA due 12PM on Friday, July 22

Bid Assurance Collateral and Supplier Master Agreement (“SMA”) requirements must be received by the PPL Electric RFP Team by 12 p.m. (noon) EPT on Friday, July 22, 2022.

All Qualified Bidders must complete the online Collateral and SMA form to provide information for the Bid Assurance Collateral and SMA. You can use the login credentials used during the Bidder Qualification process to gain access to the form.

SMA Requirements

  • New Bidders must complete and submit a partially signed AEC SMA by upload to the online Collateral and SMA form.
  • Returning Bidders who were not awarded any tranches in DSP V do not need to submit a new AEC SMA if the information contained in your previously submitted AEC SMA or the signatory to your previously submitted AEC SMA remains valid.

Bid Assurance Collateral

  • All Bidders must indicate whether they are submitting Cash, Hardcopy Letter of Credit, Electronic Letter of Credit, or AEC Transfer in lieu of Bid Assurance Collateral by completing the  Collateral and SMA Form.
  • Cash: Bidders will need to upload instructions to the form regarding the return of the wire transfer. You may be required to provide additional information.
  • Hardcopy Letter of Credit: For Bidders who intend to post a Hardcopy Letter of Credit (Appendix 5a) for Bid Assurance Collateral, information that may be required by your financial Institution to finalize your Hardcopy Bid Assurance Letter of Credit is attached to this email. All Hardcopy Bid Assurance Letters of Credit must be sent to PPL Electric Utilities Corporation at:

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation

2 North 9th Street, Gen TW-20

Allentown, PA 18101

Attn: PPL Electric Energy Procurement Team

  • Electronic Letter of Credit: For Bidders who intend to post an Electronic Letter of Credit (Appendix 5b) for Bid Assurance Collateral, all Electronic Bid Assurance Letters of Credit must be sent via email to:

PPLELECTRIC_BIDLC@PPLWEB.COM

(Comprehensive lists of the acceptable modifications to the Bid Assurance Letters of Credit for the Alternative Energy Credits RFP are posted to the Documents page of the Alternative Energy Credits RFP section of the RFP website.)

  • AEC Transfer in lieu of the Bid Assurance Collateral: For Bidders who intend to make an AEC Transfer in lieu of providing Bid Assurance Collateral, AECs transferred to PPL Electric’s GATS account must be for the Product and in the quantity of such Product the RFP Bidder intends to submit a bid.  The Bidder must transfer AECs of the appropriate Product type and quantity to:

PPL Electric Utilities Corp. dba PPL Utilities (Trader)

Indication of Maximum Tranches Bid per Product

  • All Bidders must indicate the number of maximum tranches it is intending to bid for each Product by uploading the completed Maximum Bid Indication Form to the  Collateral and SMA Form. The Maximum Bid Indication Form is posted to the Documents page of the Alternative Energy Credits RFP section of the RFP website.

We look forward to your participation.

REMINDER: Training Session TODAY!

Please review Attachment 1 to your Notification of Qualification for information about the bidder training.

A training session for the PPL Electric RFP will be held TODAY, July 19, 2022. The training session is your opportunity to practice filling in the Bid Proposal Spreadsheet(s) and using the secure bid transfer system ahead of the Bid Proposal Due Date.

A member of the PPL Electric RFP Team will be available to you during the time window specified in Attachment 1 to your Notification of Qualification to answer any questions you may have and to resolve any technical problems you may encounter. The PPL Electric RFP Team can be reached at PPL-Procurement@NERA.com during the training window.

We look forward to your participation.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Training Session Tomorrow, July 19

Please review Attachment 1 to your Notification of Qualification for information about the bidder training.

A training session for the PPL Electric RFP will be held Tomorrow, July 19, 2022. The training session is your opportunity to practice filling in the Bid Proposal Spreadsheet(s) and using the secure bid transfer system ahead of the Bid Proposal Due Date.

A member of the PPL Electric RFP Team will be available to you during the time window specified in Attachment 1 to your Notification of Qualification to answer any questions you may have and to resolve any technical problems you may encounter. The PPL Electric RFP Team can be reached at PPL-Procurement@NERA.com during the training window.

We look forward to your participation.

REMINDER: Submit Questions by 5PM July 21 Final FAQs Will be Posted Monday, July 25

A final posting of new FAQs for this July 2022 solicitation is expected on Monday, July 25, 2022.

Important:  Bidders are reminded to submit their questions through the RFP website and to allow two working days for a response.  To receive a response to a question prior to the Bid Proposal Due Date of July 26, a question must be submitted by 5p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2022. To ask a question: click here.

REMINDER: Bid Assurance Collateral and SMA due 12PM on Friday, July 22

Bid Assurance Collateral and Supplier Master Agreement (“SMA”) requirements must be received by the PPL Electric RFP Team by 12 p.m. (noon) EPT on Friday, July 22, 2022.

All Qualified Bidders must complete the online Collateral and SMA form to provide information for the Bid Assurance Collateral and SMA. You can use the login credentials used during the Bidder Qualification process to gain access to the form.

SMA Requirements

  • New Bidders must complete and submit a partially signed AEC SMA by upload to the online Collateral and SMA form.
  • Returning Bidders who were not awarded any tranches in DSP V do not need to submit a new AEC SMA if the information contained in your previously submitted AEC SMA or the signatory to your previously submitted AEC SMA remains valid.

Bid Assurance Collateral

  • All Bidders must indicate whether they are submitting Cash, Hardcopy Letter of Credit, Electronic Letter of Credit, or AEC Transfer in lieu of Bid Assurance Collateral by completing the  Collateral and SMA Form.
  • Cash: Bidders will need to upload instructions to the form regarding the return of the wire transfer. You may be required to provide additional information.
  • Hardcopy Letter of Credit: For Bidders who intend to post a Hardcopy Letter of Credit (Appendix 5a) for Bid Assurance Collateral, information that may be required by your financial Institution to finalize your Hardcopy Bid Assurance Letter of Credit is attached to this email. All Hardcopy Bid Assurance Letters of Credit must be sent to PPL Electric Utilities Corporation at:

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation

2 North 9th Street, Gen TW-20

Allentown, PA 18101

Attn: PPL Electric Energy Procurement Team

  • Electronic Letter of Credit: For Bidders who intend to post an Electronic Letter of Credit (Appendix 5b) for Bid Assurance Collateral, all Electronic Bid Assurance Letters of Credit must be sent via email to:

PPLELECTRIC_BIDLC@PPLWEB.COM

(Comprehensive lists of the acceptable modifications to the Bid Assurance Letters of Credit for the Alternative Energy Credits RFP are posted to the Documents page of the Alternative Energy Credits RFP section of the RFP website.)

  • AEC Transfer in lieu of the Bid Assurance Collateral: For Bidders who intend to make an AEC Transfer in lieu of providing Bid Assurance Collateral, AECs transferred to PPL Electric’s GATS account must be for the Product and in the quantity of such Product the RFP Bidder intends to submit a bid.  The Bidder must transfer AECs of the appropriate Product type and quantity to:

PPL Electric Utilities Corp. dba PPL Utilities (Trader)

Indication of Maximum Tranches Bid per Product

  • All Bidders must indicate the number of maximum tranches it is intending to bid for each Product by uploading the completed Maximum Bid Indication Form to the  Collateral and SMA Form. The Maximum Bid Indication Form is posted to the Documents page of the Alternative Energy Credits RFP section of the RFP website.

We look forward to your participation.