83C II: EDC’s, in coordination with DOER and the IE, submit report with DPU on August 5, 2019

The Distribution Companies, in coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (“DOER”) and the Independent Evaluator (“IE”), submitted the attached report (“Report”) with the Department of Public Utilities (“DPU”) on August 5, 2019, acknowledging the recent amendment to Section 83C of the Green Communities Act, St. 2008, c. 169, temporarily removing the price cap requirement referenced in May 23, 2019 Request for Proposals for Offshore Wind Energy Projects (“RFP”). The Report notes that the Distribution Companies and DOER are revising the Due Date for Submission of Confidential Proposals from August 9, 2019 to August 23, 2019. The Due Date for Submission of Public Proposals will be moved from August 16, 2019 to August 30, 2019. This revision is intended to provide sufficient time for all prospective bidders to revise their bids, if necessary, to account for the change in law. No other revisions to the timetable are proposed at this time. The Report also notes that the Distribution Companies, in coordination with the DOER and the IE, will post an updated RFP with conforming changes. The updated RFP will be posted to the Section 83C II website upon the issuance of acknowledgement by the DPU of receipt of the Report and the revised Due Dates noted therein.