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Pre-Auction Security (1)
SMA Section 15.9 (6)
Association and Confidential Information Rules (49)
Credit (4)
Application (9)
Supplier Master Agreement  (4)
General (25)
Auction Rules (1)
Rates (4)
Data (8)

General

FAQ-100

Where can I find the tranche sizes for the BGS-RSCP and BGS-CIEP Auctions?


The size of a tranche for an EDC for a BGS Auction is a... Read Answer

11/28/2017.


FAQ-97

When will the Auction Manager announce tranche fees for the 2018 BGS Auctions? Can you please provide the tranche fees from recent BGS Auctions?


Tranche fees are announced each year at the information... Read Answer

11/21/2017.


FAQ-96

How should I interpret the minimum starting price of $425/MW-day for the BGS-CIEP Auction? Is this an energy price and how does it relate to current power prices in PJM?


Prior to the submission of Part 1 Applications, the Auction... Read Answer

11/21/2017.


FAQ-46

Where can I find the calendar for the BGS Auctions?


A calendar for the 2018 BGS Auctions can be found here:... Read Answer

11/15/2017.


FAQ-44

Do we have to own capacity or transmission in PJM in order to participate in the BGS Auctions?


No, there are no such requirements. Previous winners in the... Read Answer

11/7/2017.


FAQ-42

We have questions regarding PJM’s Reliability Assurance Agreement (“RAA”). Does the BGS Auction Manager answer questions related to that document?


While the Auction Manager and the EDCs provide assistance... Read Answer

11/7/2017.


FAQ-38

Where can I find the bidder information packet for the October 2017 webcast? Are there hard copies available this year?


Materials for the October 2017 webcast, including the... Read Answer

10/31/2017.


FAQ-33

Is the CIEP Threshold expected to change for the 2018 BGS Auctions?


In their Joint Proposal, the EDCs have proposed that the... Read Answer

10/18/2017.


FAQ-31

BGS customers with a peak load contribution of 500 kW or greater must, if they take BGS, do so on a CIEP tariff or rate. Has this “CIEP line” changed over the course of the BGS Auctions?


Yes. The “CIEP Line” or “CIEP... Read Answer

10/18/2017.


FAQ-28

I have a question on how the responsibilities of a Load Serving Entity (“LSE”) described in PJM’s Reliability Assurance Agreement applies to a BGS Supplier. Is there documentation to that effect available on the BGS Auction website?


While the Auction Manager and the EDCs provide assistance... Read Answer

10/18/2017.


FAQ-27

Are presentations from webcasts posted to the BGS Auction website?


The presentation slides and accompanying audio for the... Read Answer

10/18/2017.


FAQ-21

When are the BGS Auctions held and when are the BGS Auction results released by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities?


Each year in response to a request by the New Jersey Board... Read Answer

10/17/2017.


FAQ-20

We are seeing two sets of BGS Supplier Master Agreements posted to the BGS Auction website. One set is dated June 30, 2017, the other dated November 21, 2016. Which BGS Supplier Master Agreements relate to the 2018 BGS Auctions?


The BGS Supplier Master Agreements dated June 30, 2017 are... Read Answer

10/17/2017.


FAQ-19

Should I receive an acknowledgment if I register for a webcast? When is dial-in information generally distributed?


Confirmation of your registration will be sent to you by... Read Answer

10/17/2017.


FAQ-18

What is the different between Initial Comments (due September 6, 2017) and Final Comments (due October 4, 2017) on BGS proposals?


Suppliers have an opportunity to comment on any BGS... Read Answer

8/29/2017.


FAQ-16

There are no questions posted to the FAQ archives on the BGS Auction website. Where can I find FAQs from previous auctions?


The documents and FAQs of the BGS Auction website are... Read Answer

8/15/2017.


FAQ-13

Does submitting comments in the BGS proceeding create an obligation for us to participate in the Auctions?


Companies may submit comments on all proposals without an... Read Answer

8/15/2017.


FAQ-11

I am new to the BGS Auction. I have registered to the website. Is there anything else I need to do to receive announcements from the BGS Auction Manager?


All individuals who register to the BGS Auction website... Read Answer

8/15/2017.


FAQ-10

Where can I find the results from previous BGS Auctions?


Results for previous BGS-RSCP and BGS-CIEP Auctions, with... Read Answer

8/15/2017.


FAQ-8

The registration function on the BGS website appears to be malfunctioning.  How can I register to the website?


Thank you for bringing this technical issue to our... Read Answer

8/15/2017.


FAQ-5

Are BGS Suppliers paired with individual customers or with customers within an EDC’s subzone?


Each tranche represents a set percentage of BGS (BGS-RSCP... Read Answer

8/15/2017.


FAQ-4

What is BGS and how can I be added to your email list to receive announcements?


While the BGS Auction website contains some general... Read Answer

8/15/2017.


FAQ-3

What is the primary function of the BGS Auction website?


While the BGS Auction website contains some general... Read Answer

8/15/2017.


FAQ-2

How does the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (“Board”) grant authority for BGS Suppliers to sell full requirements supply to the EDCs?


The Board issues an Order at the conclusion of the Auction... Read Answer

8/15/2017.


FAQ-1

When are the 2018 BGS Auctions?


In response to a request by the New Jersey Board of Public... Read Answer

8/15/2017.


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