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Distributed Generation Procurement - Round 1

Docket No. 2020-00014

Please note the Commission had made minor modifications to the procurement schedule established in the Procurement Announcement. The remaining schedule for Procurement Round 1 is shown below.

Project Qualification Remediation Notices Issued May 11, 2020
Project Qualification Remediation Actions Due May 19, 2020 by 4:30 p.m. EPT
Qualified Projects Notices to Proceed Issued June 5, 2020
Financial Security Due June 11, 2020 by 3:30 P.M. EPT
Confirmation of Receipt of Financial Security Issued June 17, 2020
Final Bidder Approval Issued June 22, 2020
Bid Offer Rate Submission Window Opens July 1, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. EPT
Bid Offer Rate Submission Window Closes July 30, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. EPT
Notice of Award and Clearing Price Issued August 31, 2020


Pursuant to An Act To Promote Solar Energy Projects and Distributed Generation Resources in Maine. P.L. 2019, Chapter 478 and Chapter 312 of the Commission’s rules, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) is seeking competitive proposals for the procurement of the output from distributed generation resources in the State of Maine.  Through this Procurement Announcement (PA), the Commission is seeking proposals from qualified resources for Procurement Block 1.  Specifically, the target amounts for Block 1 are: 25 MW in the C/I Project Sector and 50 MW in the Shared DG Sector.

Bidders selected will enter into a contract with a Standard Buyer, specifically the Maine investor-owned transmission and distribution utilities (Central Maine Power Company (CMP), Emera Maine—Bangor Hydro District (EM-BHD) or Emera Maine-Maine Public District (EM-MPD) (collectively, T&D utilities)) in whose service territory or district the resource is located.  Contracts will be for a term of 20 years.

Enel X North America, Inc. (Enel X) will administer this procurement in partnership with the Commission through its procurement website (Procurement Website) in accordance with this PA. The Enel X Procurement Website will also contain complete information about this PA and is available at:  

A webinar to assist Bidders in the use of the Enel X Procurement platform will be held on March 4, 2020 at 2:00 PM EPT.  Interested parties may register for the webinar by clicking the following link:

All questions regarding this PA must be submitted to the Procurement Email Address: