Request for Proposals for the Sale of Energy from Qualifying Combined Heat and Power Projects Pursuant to P.L. 2023 C. 353

Docket No. 2023-00296

Date Update
November 17, 2023 RFP Issued
February 16, 2024 Proposals Due

Pursuant to An Act To Establish a Wood-fired Combined Heat and Power Program. P.L. 2021, Chapter 604, and as amended by An Act To Reduce Maine's Dependence on Fossil Fuels and Carbon Footprint for Energy Production Using Waste Wood Fuel Public Law 2023, Chapter 353, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) is seeking proposals from qualifying combined heat and power projects for the sale of energy. To be a qualifying combined heat and power project, a generation facility must meet the requirements of Section 3 of Public Law 2021, Chapter 604, as amended by Public Law 2023, Chapter 353. Bidders selected will enter into contract(s) with one or both of Maine’s investor-owned transmission and distribution utilities - Central Maine Power Company (CMP) and Versant Power (VP), unless a consumer-owned transmission and distribution utility voluntarily participates and enters into a contract with one or more participating CHP facility located within its service territory. Contract(s) will be for a term of no more than 20 years. Proposals will be evaluated based upon the requirements and objectives stated in the amended Act and the Request for Proposals (RFP).

The RFP contact person is Sally Zeh, the Commission’s Director of Electric and Gas Utility Industries. She may be contacted by email at sally.zeh@maine.gov.

To the extent bidder inquiries elicit generally applicable information or corrections/clarifications to existing information, a Frequently Asked Questions log (FAQ Log) will be available on this site and will be updated periodically.