83C III: Bidder Conference Registration Available

The bidder conference will be held virtually over Zoom on May 18, 2021 from 3 – 4pm. This conference is provided for potential bidders on the RPF requirements and solicitation process. The conference is for discussion purposes only and may not provide authoritative guidance regarding the solicitation.

All attendees must individually pre-register using this form by 10am on May 18, 2021. Zoom log-in details with a unique individualized link will only be shared with those who have pre-registered ahead of the conference.


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 and Section 21 of Chapter 227 of the Acts of 2018, An Act to Advance Clean Energy. This is Massachusetts’ third offshore wind solicitation and is part of a procurement schedule developed by the Distribution Companies and DOER in accordance with the authority granted to DOER.

Visit the 83C III Documents and 83C III Timeline for more information. This timeline has been approved by the MA DPU.

83C III: Public Comments on Draft RFP Now Posted

Stakeholders were invited to submit written comments by Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 5pm. Stakeholders were welcome to comment on any aspect of the draft RFP regardless of whether they have been modified since Round 2.

The stakeholder comments the RFP drafting team received are now posted for review.