|Comments Sought on 2018 BGS Procurement Process|
Conforming with its historical practice, the Board has adopted a schedule for the submission and review of proposals for the Basic Generation Service (BGS) procurement process. The Board directed the electric utilities and invited other parties to file proposals by July 1, 2017, on the procurement of the remaining one-third BGS-RCSP (Residential and Small Commercial Pricing) requirements and the annual BGS-CIEP (Commercial and Industrial Energy Pricing) requirements for the period starting June 1, 2018. RECO was also directed to file a proposal for the procurement of BGS capacity and energy requirements for its non-PJM service area within New Jersey for the period starting June 1, 2018.
The preliminary schedule for the 2018 BGS proceeding is as follows:
BGS proposals - July 1, 2017
Discovery request deadline - July 24, 2017
Discovery response deadline - August 7, 2017
Legislative-type hearing - to be determined
Public hearings - to be determined
Final Comments - October 4, 2017
Board decision on BGS proposals - November 2017
Utility compliance filings - November/December 2017
Board decision on compliance filings - December 2017
Procurement process for BGS supply requirements - February 2018
The full text of the Order is available on the NEM Website.