The Distribution Companies and Department of Energy Resources Have Completed the Evaluation of 83D Bids Received

The Distribution Companies and Department of Energy Resources have completed the evaluation of bids received in response to the Section 83D Clean Energy request for proposals (“Section 83D RFP”).  The bid evaluation process included monitoring and assistance by an independent evaluator.  The Distribution Companies have already contacted all bidders regarding their proposals under the Section 83D RFP.

Northern Pass Transmission, Hydro was determined to be the winning bid, which represents an annual purchase of approximately 9,450,000 megawatt-hours of clean energy generation for the Commonwealth’s electric customers.  The final acceptance of the bid and the award of a contract is conditional upon the successful negotiation of the contract and required regulatory approval at the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, as provided in the Section 83D RFP.  If the bid selected to advance to contract negotiation at this stage does not successfully negotiate contracts, it may result in other bid(s) being selected to advance to contract negotiations.

See the 83D section of the website for more information.