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FAQ-37

I am doing some research and would like to find documents that were previously filed with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Are these posted on the BGS Auction website?


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

10/11/2020.


FAQ-35

Can you please provide a link to the Board Order approving the 2004 BGS Auction Process?


Please find the Board Order approving the 2004 BGS Auction... Read Answer

9/23/2020.


FAQ-34

Where can I find the results from previous BGS Auctions?


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

8/11/2020.


FAQ-32

How is BGS Load calculated?  Is there BGS Load data posted to the BGS Auction website?


Total BGS Load is zonal load (all customers) less (i)... Read Answer

8/11/2020.


FAQ-31

Could you please provide the firm transmission service rate announced before each of the last three Auctions?


The transmission rates announced before the past three... Read Answer

8/11/2020.


FAQ-28

Where can I find which specific PJM TEC Upgrades associated with ConEd/HTP/Linden VFT are subject to dispute?  When will payments made to BGS Suppliers reflect these costs?


The cost allocations in dispute regarding specific PJM TEC... Read Answer

8/11/2020.


FAQ-27

Could you please provide an estimate of the amount held in escrow for the benefit of BGS Suppliers related to the transmission cost reallocations from the ConEd Wheel, Linden VFT, and Hudson Transmission Partners (“HTP”)? 


The table below provides the amounts held by each EDC as of... Read Answer

8/11/2020.


FAQ-24

Are winning bidders shielded from upcoming changes to Renewable Portfolio Standards (“RPS”) as well as Board Orders or legislation that may come into effect related to the RPS?


The EDCs and the BGS Auction Manager cannot analyze or... Read Answer

8/11/2020.


FAQ-23

What are the RPS obligation percentages by year for winners of BGS-RSCP load? Are winners in the BGS Auctions responsible for additional solar requirements avoided by exempt BGS-RSCP contracts?


Please see N.J.A.C.... Read Answer

8/11/2020.


FAQ-18

What were the tranche fees for the last three BGS Auctions?


The tranches fees for the last three BGS Auctions are... Read Answer

8/11/2020.


FAQ-17

Where can I find the percentage requirement for RPS Class I for Energy Year 2023?


The percentage requirement for Class I is 22% for Energy... Read Answer

8/11/2020.


FAQ-16

Should the compliance percentages from the Renewable Portfolio Standards (“RPS”) be applied to energy at the wholesale or at the retail meter for BGS Suppliers?


The EDCs apply the RPS compliance percentages to energy... Read Answer

8/11/2020.


FAQ-15

The RPS example posted to the BGS Data Room uses the RPS compliance percentages obligations that were in effect prior to the Clean Energy Act.  Where can I find these?


You can find the RPS percentage obligations that were in... Read Answer

8/11/2020.


FAQ-14

The RPS example posted to the BGS Data Room uses various figures for electricity sales used for purposes of RPS compliance.  Where can I find on the BGS Auction website the figures for electricity sales that have been or will be used for purposes of RPS compliance?


The numbers in the RPS example are for illustrative... Read Answer

8/11/2020.


FAQ-13

In regard to the Clean Energy Act, are exempt BGS contracts exempt from the increase in the solar obligation or exempt from the entire solar obligation?


Exempt BGS contracts are exempt from the increase in the... Read Answer

8/11/2020.


FAQ-10

The Clean Energy Act directs the EDCs to reduce annual electricity usage by two percent of the annual average usage in the prior three years within five years.  Where can I find the EDCs’ plans to fulfill these objectives?


On June 10, 2020, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities... Read Answer

8/11/2020.


FAQ-9

We require specific documents and information from the EDCs prior to execution of the BGS Supplier Master Agreement for our internal systems. What is the best way to obtain/request such information?


Please visit each EDC’s website for any information... Read Answer

8/11/2020.


FAQ-7

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

8/11/2020.


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

8/11/2020.


FAQ-4

What is BGS?


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

8/11/2020.


FAQ-3

What is the primary function of the BGS Auction website?


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

8/11/2020.


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

8/11/2020.


FAQ-1

When are the 2021 BGS Auctions expected to take place?


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

8/11/2020.


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