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.

83D: Long-Term Contracts for the New England Clean Energy Connect 100% Hydro Project Filed for DPU Approval

The Electric Distribution Companies (“EDCs”) announced today, July 23, 2018, that they have filed long-term contracts with Central Maine Power Company and H.Q. Energy Services (U.S.) Inc. for the New England Clean Energy Connect 100% Hydro project (“NECEC Hydro”) for review and approval by the Department of Public Utilities. The NECEC Hydro project was selected pursuant to the Section 83D Procurement.

To access to filing documents on the DPU website, click here and enter 18-64, 18-65, or 18-66.

The Electric Distribution Companies Announce Contract Execution for NECEC Hydro

The Electric Distribution Companies (“EDC”) announced today that they have successfully concluded negotiations and executed long-term contracts with Central Maine Power Company and HQ Energy Services (US) Inc. for the New England Clean Energy Connect 100% Hydro project (“NECEC Hydro”), which was selected pursuant to the Section 83D Procurement.  The EDC will be seeking approval from the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities for the executed long-term contracts and will be making a filing in the coming weeks.