2021 Request for Proposals for the Sale of Energy or Renewable Energy Credits from Qualifying Renewable Resources

Tranche 2 Results

On June 29, 2021, the Commission approved term sheets for the following projects that had submitted proposals in Tranche 2. The Order and individual term sheets are available in the case file(June 29, 2021)

Category Bidder Project Resource Type Nameplate Capacity (MW)
New C2 Energy Capital LLC Parkman Solar 14
New Glenvale - Turner Meadow Solar Station, LLC Turner Meadow Solar Station Solar 10
New Glenvale - Warren Meadow Solar Station, LLC Warren Meadow Solar Station Solar 75
New Greene Apple Solar Power LLC Greene Apple Solar 120
Existing Helix Maine Wind Development LLC Kibby Mountain Wind Wind 132
New Walden Renewables - Goose Cove Solar, LLC Goose Cove Solar 40
New Walden Renewables - Oyster River Solar, LLC Oyster River Solar 31

Notice to Bidders: May 10, 2021

Notice to Bidders Regarding Short List (May 10, 2021)

Notice to Bidders: March 31, 2021

Thank you for your interest in the Commission's 2021 Request for Proposals for the Sale of Energy or Renewable Energy Credits from Qualifying Renewable Resources.  Commission Staff is currently reviewing the proposals and will reach out to individual bidders as necessary with questions or requests for additional information.

Staff has tentatively established the timeline below for the remainder of this procurement and will provide updates and refinements as its evaluation of the proposals proceeds.   

Staff review, questions, analysis and scoring


Staff identification of short-list proposals

Early June

Negotiation of term sheets with short-list


Commission approval of term sheets

Mid-to-late July

Completion and execution of contracts


Bidders' Information Session

The Commission held a bidders’ information session on February 3, 2021. Below are the presentation slides and recording of the meeting:

Docket No. 2021-00004

Date Update
January 15, 2021 RFP Issued
February 3, 2021 Bidders’ Information Session
March 18, 2021 Proposals Due

Pursuant to An Act To Reform Maine’s Renewable Portfolio Standard. P.L. 2019, Chapter 477, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) is seeking proposals from qualifying renewable generation resources for the sale of energy or renewable energy credits (RECs). To be a qualifying resource, a generation facility must meet the requirements for a Maine RPS Class 1A resource as specified in the Act and Chapter 311 (DOC) of the Commission’s rules. 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) (T&D utilities). Contract(s) will be for a term of 20 years, unless the Commission finds a contract for a longer term to be prudent. Proposals will be evaluated based upon the requirements and objectives stated in the Act and the Request for Proposals (RFP).

Bidders may submit questions or request additional information by email to:  RPSRFPTranche2.PUC@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. 

The RFP contact person is Faith Huntington, the Commission’s Director of Electric and Gas Utility Industries. She may be contacted by email at faith.huntington@maine.gov.