Request for Public Comment on DRAFT Request for Proposals for Long-Term Contracts for Offshore Wind Energy Projects

The drafting team, consisting of the Distribution Companies and DOER in consultation with the Attorney General’s Office and overseen by an Independent Evaluator, is seeking public comment on this draft Request For Proposal (referred to as “draft RFP” or “RFP”). This draft RFP for which public comment is sought includes the main RFP text and selected appendices; all other appendices, including the Bidder Response Form, are still being developed.  The draft RFP is presented in both a “clean” version and a “redline” version that shows changes against the prior solicitation issued in the 83C Round 2 solicitation on May 23, 2019. A summary of the proposed substantive changes is included here.

Stakeholders are invited to submit written comments via email to by Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 5pmStakeholders are welcome to comment on any aspect of the draft RFP regardless of whether they have been modified since Round 2.

The RFP drafting team will publish all stakeholder comments received in response to this request at the website The RFP drafting team will review all stakeholder comments received and may make responsive changes prior to submitting the RFP to the Department of Public Utilities for approval pursuant to Section 83C.

Please note that the draft RFP in its entirety, including any appendices, are still under review by the RFP drafting team and subject to change, and this request for comments does not commit the RFP drafting team to either respond to or implement any comments received.