Addendum to Section 14 of Appendix A to 83C II Released

The Electric Distribution Companies, in coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, require bidders to submit an Addendum to Section 14 of Appendix A of the Request for Proposals for Long-Term Contracts for Offshore Wind Energy Projects. This Addendum can be accessed here. Bidders can ask questions about this addendum in writing to maRFP83C@gmail.com until Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

Section 83C RFP for Long-term Contracts for Offshore Wind Energy Projects Issued

The Massachusetts Electric Distribution companies, in coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, are issuing an RFP for Long-term Contracts for Offshore Wind Energy Projects pursuant to Section 83C of Chapter 169 of the Acts of 2008, as amended by chapter 188 of the Acts of 2016, An Act to Promote Energy Diversity.

Visit 83C II, 83C II Documents, 83C II Timeline, 83C II Bidder Conference and 83C II Q&A pages for more information.

83C II: DOER seeks stakeholder comment

Section 83C of Chapter 169 of the Acts of 2008 (“Section 83C”), as amended by Chapter 188 of the Acts of 2016, An Act to Promote Energy Diversity, allows the distribution companies to conduct one or more competitive solicitations through a staggered procurement schedule developed by the distribution companies and the Department of Energy Resources (“DOER”) with any subsequent solicitation occurring within 24 months of the previous solicitation. DOER issues this document and requests stakeholder input on the development of the timetable and method of solicitation.

Responses should be emailed to MARFP83C@gmail.com by Monday January 14, 2019 at 5:00pm.  Please note that responses will be considered public, and will be shared with all parties of the 83C Evaluation Team, including the Electric Distribution Companies and the Independent Evaluator, and the Attorney General’s Office. The 83C Evaluation Team may have additional Stakeholder Questions as the timetable and method of solicitation is developed and Stakeholder responses are reviewed.

83C: Long-Term Contracts for the Vineyard Wind 800 MW Project Filed for DPU Approval

The Electric Distribution Companies (“EDCs”) announced that they have filed, on July 31, 2018, long-term contracts with Vineyard Wind LLC for an 800 megawatt offshore wind generation project (“800 MW Vineyard Wind Project”) for review and approval by the Department of Public Utilities. The Vineyard Wind project was selected pursuant to the Section 83C Procurement.

To access to filing documents on the DPU website, click here and enter 18-76, 18-77, or 18-78.

The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) today submitted a filing letter requesting that the Department of Public Utilities approve the above referenced long-term contracts for renewable resources pursuant to Section 83C.