Pursuant to P.L. 2021, Chapter 380, codified at 35-A M.R.S. § 3210-I (Act), the Maine Public Utilities Commission (Commission) is seeking viable and cost-effective proposals for the development and construction of renewable energy generation projects in Northern Maine and a transmission line or lines to connect such generation projects with the New England Independent System Operator (ISO-NE) system. The Commission is conducting this Request for Proposals (RFP) and associated procurement process to promote the development of renewable energy resources in Northern Maine and the delivery of power from those resources to the system and market operated and administered by ISO-NE.
The Commission will conduct this RFP process in two phases. Phase 1 will be to receive and consider proposals for Transmission Projects. Relevant information about Transmission Projects that meet the eligibility requirements of the Act will be made available to interested Generation Project Bidders subject to an appropriate non-disclosure agreement. Phase 2 will be to receive and consider proposals for Generation Projects.
The key events and timing of this procurement is as follows:
Request for Proposals Issued
November 29, 2021
Transmission Project Proposals Due
March 1, 2022
|Transmission Project Relevant Information Available to Generation Bidders||
Beginning March 7, 2022
|Generation Project Proposals Due||May 2, 2022|
|Commission Decision Regarding Procurement Results||No later than November 1, 2022|
All questions or requests for additional information should be submitted by email to: NorthernME.RFP.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Request for Proposals
- Form of Bidder Affidavit
- Transmission Proposal Summary and Project Relevant Information Forms (Excel)
- Generation Proposal Summary and 8760 Forms (Excel)
- Non-Disclosure Agreement
- Transmission Services Agreement—Key Terms
- Instructions for Filing Bid Security Deposit
- Standard Form Power Purchase Agreement
- CMP IBT Protocols (Exhibit A to CMP Standard Form PPA) (Word) Updated 3/25/22
- Instructions for Submitting Proposals
- Frequently Asked Questions Log