The Evaluation Team published written responses to the first batch of questions on June 25, 2019 and intends to post an update on the remaining questions as soon as practical. Please refer to 83C II Q & A for more information.
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.
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.
On March 27, 2019 the Massachusetts distribution companies jointly submitted a request for approval of the 83C RFP to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.
The proposed RFP and supporting documents have been posted to the 83C II Documents section of this website.
Comments received in response to DOER’s request for stakeholder input on the development of the timetable and method of solicitation for Section 83C are now posted. To view these comments, visit 83C II.
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.
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.