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FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities is seeking proposals for firm delivery of 426,600 RECs for its 2021 compliance requirements under Ohio Law as amended pursuant to Senate Bill 310 and HB 6. RECs sought in this RFP must be eligible for compliance with the companies’ 2021 renewable energy obligations, be sourced from generating facilities certified in accordance with rules and procedures put forth by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), be deliverable through PJM EIS GATS, and be generated between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2021. RECs are inclusive of solar renewable energy credits which will therefore be accepted to meet the quantity to be purchased in this RFP.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answers to frequently asked questions can be found

RFP Webinar
The RFP Overview Webinar was held on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM EPT.  Find here the RFP Overview Webinar Deck
and RFP Overview Webinar Recording.

RFP Documents

Proposal Submission
All bid forms required under this RFP were available to be completed entirely online, and could be accessed once the bidder
registered for access.  After registering, bidders could access the bid forms via the Application Dashboard.  Bid forms include:

  • Credit Application Form:  Submit only once for the proposing entity.  You will receive a copy of your submission via e-mail in PDF format.  This application may be completed at any time after issuance of the RFP but prior to the RFP due date.  Early submission is recommended.
  • Qualifying Application Form:  Submit only once for the proposing entity.  You will receive a copy of your submission via e-mail in PDF format.  The qualifying application must be submitted prior to the RFP due date.
  • Bid Price Form:  Multiple distinct bids may be submitted by each proposing entity.  You will receive a copy of each of your submissions via e-mail in PDF format.  A Credit Application form and Qualifying Application form must have been received by the RFP Manager in order for Bid Price Proposals to be evaluated.

RFP Schedule of Events[2]

Issue RFP DocumentsOctober 4
RFP Overview Webinar (11:00 AM)[3]October 11
FAQ Deadline (5:00 PM)October 15
FAQ Responses Posted on WebsiteOctober 29
Credit Application Preferred Submittal DateNovember 2
Credit Application, Qualifying Application and Bid Price
Proposal Submission Due (5:00 PM)
November 10
Notification of Successful Proposer Award(s)November 16
Executed PSAs (PDFs) due backNovember 19
Posting of Security (if applicable)November 19

RFP Manager

FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities has retained Guidehouse Inc. to serve as RFP Manager. Guidehouse can be contacted via email at This website is maintained by Guidehouse.

[1] FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities refers to: The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company, Ohio Edison Company and The Toledo Edison Company.
[2] FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities reserves the right to modify these dates at its sole discretion and accepts no liability to the extent the actual schedule is different from the anticipated schedule. In the event a change is made to the RFP Schedule, a revised schedule will be posted on the RFP website.
[3] Unless noted otherwise, all times refer to Eastern Prevailing Time (“EPT”)

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