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SMA Section 15.9 (2)
Supplier Master Agreement  (7)

General

FAQ-114

When will the tranche fees for the 2020 BGS Auction be announced and when will they be due?


The tranches fees will be announced on Tuesday, January 21,... Read Answer

1/13/2020.


FAQ-107

Is it expected that a winner at the 2020 BGS-RSCP Auction would be in a position to nominate ARRs?


The BGS-RSCP Auction begins on February 03, 2020. The New... Read Answer

12/31/2019.


FAQ-94

Did the Board adopt the EDCs’ proposal to require BGS Suppliers to either provide RECs quarterly or post additional collateral?


The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities... Read Answer

12/11/2019.


FAQ-93

What is the docket number for the 2020 BGS Auction Process?


The docket number is BPU Docket ER19040428.  Read Answer

12/6/2019.


FAQ-92

Are the BGS-RSCP and BGS-CIEP Supplier Master Agreements available in Microsoft Word format on the BGS Auction website?


The BGS-RSCP and BGS-CIEP Supplier Master Agreements are... Read Answer

12/6/2019.


FAQ-89

Are the seasonal factors applied to the final Auction prices of the BGS-RSCP Auction?  How are payments determined on the basis of those seasonal factors? 


The seasonal factors are applied to the final Auction price... Read Answer

12/6/2019.


FAQ-38

Where can I find the statewide minimum and maximum starting prices, load caps, and tranche sizes that were announced on November 13, 2019?


The BGS Auction Manager announced the minimum and maximum... Read Answer

11/20/2019.


FAQ-36

Does the Auction Manager advise potential bidders of the schedule for the BGS proceeding?


The dates of the schedule for the BGS proceeding are... Read Answer

11/4/2019.


FAQ-32

When will bidders receive their login credentials to access the BGS Application website?


Updated:  The online application portal was made... Read Answer

11/4/2019.


FAQ-27

Can you please provide the deadline for filing initial written comments on the EDCs’ proposal and the deadline by which we must provide notice if we want to present oral comments in person at the Legislative-type hearing on September 19th?


Initial Comments in the 2020 BGS proceeding are due... Read Answer

9/3/2019.


FAQ-25

If we have comment on the proposed BGS Supplier Master Agreements, should these be included in the Initial Comments or in the Final Comments?


In its April 18, 2019 procedural order initiating the BGS... Read Answer

8/21/2019.


FAQ-22

Can you please confirm that myself and my colleague are registered to receive announcements about the BGS Auctions?  Can you please also provide information specific to the upcoming BGS Auction process?


We can confirm that the two email addresses you have... Read Answer

8/13/2019.


FAQ-19

Will BGS Suppliers be responsible for paying for Zero Emission Credits?


On November 19, 2018, the Board issued an Order (Docket... Read Answer

8/13/2019.


FAQ-15

Can you please provide an example of the calculation of the solar and Class I obligations under the Clean Energy Act for Energy Years 2020, 2021, and 2022 for a BGS Supplier that won in the 2019 BGS Auctions?


An example of the calculation of the solar and Class I... Read Answer

8/13/2019.


FAQ-14

Are there contracts other than BGS contracts executed prior to the Clean Energy Act becoming effective that are exempt from the increased solar obligations?


Only BGS contracts executed prior to the Clean Energy Act... Read Answer

8/13/2019.


FAQ-13

Would exempt RPS obligations be socialized statewide across all four EDCs and across both RSCP and CIEP or would they be socialized more narrowly to a particular EDC’s RSCP customer groups? In other words, would a PSE&G BGS-RSCP tranche only be required to provide its share of exempt obligations from PSE&G BGS-RSCP exempt contracts?


Non-exempt BGS contracts (RSCP and CIEP) are responsible... Read Answer

8/13/2019.


FAQ-11

What were the tranche fees for the 2019 BGS Auctions?


The tranche fees for the 2019 BGS Auctions were the... Read Answer

8/13/2019.


FAQ-10

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

8/13/2019.


FAQ-8

Where can I find the results from previous BGS Auctions?


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

8/13/2019.


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

8/13/2019.


FAQ-4

What is BGS?


“BGS” refers to Basic Generation Service, which... Read Answer

8/13/2019.


FAQ-3

What is the primary function of the BGS Auction website?


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

8/13/2019.


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

8/13/2019.


FAQ-1

When are the 2020 BGS Auctions expected to take place?


Updated:  The start date for the BGS-CIEP Auction is... Read Answer

8/13/2019.


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