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    REP Round 3

    REP Round 3 maintains many of the features that were essential to the success of Round 1.  This round has been designed to create the greatest degree of competition and provide the lowest cost for Albertans. REP Round 3 projects will be evaluated for their ability to connect to the existing transmission or distribution system after Round 2 projects have been assessed.

    Key features of Round 3

    • Procurement target is up to 400 MW
    • Eligible projects are limited to new or expanded renewable electricity generation projects located in Alberta
    • Projects must be able to connect to the existing distribution or transmission system
    • Projects must be greater than or equal to 5 MW in size
    • Projects must achieve commercial operation by June 30, 2021
    • Eligible fuels must meet Alberta’s definition of renewable energy resources as defined in the Renewable Electricity Act

    Key dates

    Request for Proposals for REP Round 3

    The Request for Proposals (RFP) for REP Round 3 is now closed. The AESO will assess all proposals received, rank eligible projects by price, and provide them to the Minister of Energy. Successful projects will be announced in December 2018.

    The RFP document for Round 3 was provided to qualified proponents on Bonfirehub. A copy of the RFP will be posted on this page once the competition is complete.

    Request for Qualifications for REP Round 3

    The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for REP Round 3 is now closed. All qualification submissions have been evaluated and qualified respondents have been notified.

    The Round 3 RFQ was overseen by an independent, third-party Fairness Advisor to ensure it was administered in a fair and transparent manner. To read the Fairness Attestation letter for Round 3, click here.

    The RFQ document and draft Renewable Electricity Support Agreement (RESA) for Round 3 are provided below for reference. The RFQ document has not been updated since it was posted April 27 and may differ from the final document available to registered bidders on the AESO’s competition platform, Bonfirehub.

    Request for Expressions of Interest in REP Round 3

    The Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) for REP Round 3 is now closed. See below to view the REOI documents and list of parties who submitted an Expression of Interest Form.

    REP Round 3 RESA Key Provisions

    REP Round 3 is intended to select a party, or parties, to enter into Renewable Electricity Support Agreements (RESAs) to develop, finance, build, own, operate and maintain projects which produce electricity from renewable energy resources.  A RESA will govern the development and operation of each successful project and will establish the terms and conditions of support payments in exchange for renewable attributes.

    REP Round 3 REOI update

    The AESO thanks interested parties who attended the REP Round 3 information session on April 17, 2018. We have made every effort to address questions received at the information session and any additional questions submitted to by the REOI closing date of April 20, 2018 in an updated REP Rounds 2 & 3 FAQ.

    To view the REP Round 3 presentation, please click here and click here to view the webinar recording. Please note the webinar introduction was re-recorded to address technical issues with the audio during the session.

    Next steps

    Successful projects in REP Round 3 will be announced in December 2018.