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The Block Island Wind Farm off the coast of Rhode Island. Photo courtesy of National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Photo credit: Dennis Schroeder.

Opportunity

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has issued a request for proposals to procure up to 899,250 MWh/year of renewable energy and associated Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from offshore wind, fuel cell, and anaerobic digestion renewable energy resources, pursuant to long-term contracts of up to 20 years.

Bidders must submit completed proposals to DEEP by April 2, 2018. Connecticut will announce winning bids in June 2018.

Resources must be located in either New England or an adjacent control area, deliver to the ISO-NE transmission system, and reach commercial operations no earlier than July 1, 2019 and no later than December 31, 2025. Bid resources may be co-located with an energy storage system. All costs for interconnecting a proposed project to the existing transmission and distribution system, as well as any necessary system upgrades, will accrue to the bidder.

Important Dates:

EventDate
Bidder Conference February 20, 2018
Deadline to Submit Written Questions February 28, 2018
Deadline to Submit Notice of Intent ro Bid February 28, 2018
Deadline for DEEP to Respond to Submitted Bidder Questions March 14, 2018
Due Date for Proposal Submissions April 2, 2018 at noon
Selection of Bidders June 2018
EDCs Execute Contracts Summer 2018
Winning Bidders Submit Contracts for PURA Approval Fall 2018
PURA Approval of Submitted Contracts 60 days from submittal