Year 9 RFP for LREC and ZREC


The Year 9 LREC/ZREC was issues on April 30, 2020

Public Act 18-50 extended the LREC/ZREC program to Year 9, and the budget allocations for the LREC, Large ZREC and Medium ZREC categories for Year 9 will remain the same as Year 8. All of the subsequent milestones are noted in the schedule below.


RFP schedule:

TABLE 1 – RFP Schedule* A


Release of RFP

April 30, 2020

Bidders Conference – Webinar Only

June 8, 2020

Deadline for Submission of Questions

June 12, 2020

Bid Forms Due

July 13, 2020 by 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Prevailing Time “EPT”), at which time the Pricing shall become firm, irrevocable and binding.

Selection and Notification of Winning Bidders

On or about August 13, 2020

Standard Contracts Execution

After Selection and Notification of Winning Bidders. Bidders will have to return partially executed contracts by the date established by the Companies which is expected to be approximately 10 business days.

Standard Contract(s) Filed with PURA

Following selection of winning Bidder(s) and execution of Standard Contracts during each Round.

Commencement of Service

In accordance with Standard Contracts


RFP Bid Portal*

PASSWORD: the password is in the Year 9 LREC/ZREC RFP Bid Instructions (PDF). 

*Note: our system currently accepts only 4 attachments. In case more than 4 attachments need to be uploaded, please combine the attachments into a “single” .pdf document and submit it or email it to (include the application number).

Program information and documents are available at our LREC / ZREC Program Information and Documents page.

LREC/ZREC program questions (including requests to be added to our email distribution) should be submitted to

Interconnection applications and questions regarding the interconnection and metering of LREC and ZREC projects should be submitted to


Year 9 ZREC & LREC RFP Documents

Year 9 Bid Certification Form (Required for Bid Submission)


Year 9 Request for Proposals


Year 9 LREC/ZREC Standard Contract

LREC ZREC Manufactured Researched Developed Affidavits

Amended Solicitation Plan


UI Bid Form Instructions


Year 9 Webinar Presentation

The Year 9 LREC/ZREC Bidder’s Webinar is currently scheduled for June 8, 2020 from 9-11am EDT.  Please register for the webinar via the link below:


Year 9 Webinar Presentation Video