Request for Proposals for Long-term Contracts for Deep-Water Offshore Wind Energy Pilot Projects And Tidal Energy Demonstration Projects

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (Commission) is seeking proposals for long-term contracts to supply installed capacity and associated renewable energy and renewable energy credits from one or more deep-water offshore wind energy pilot projects or tidal energy demonstration projects. Bidders selected will enter into long-term contractual arrangements with one or more of Maine’s investor-owned transmission and distribution utilities, Central Maine Power Company (CMP), Bangor Hydro-Electric Company (BHE), and Maine Public Service Company (MPS) (collectively the T&D utilities). All inquiries about the RFP should directed to

In the event that you are unable to reach him by e-mail: Phone: (207) 287-1391 Fax: (207) 287-1039

For instructions on filing bids, contact

Key steps and timing include the following:

  1. RFP issue date – September 1, 2010
  2. Initial Proposals submitted – May 2, 2011 (updated 2/18/11)

Proposal Security Deposits will be held by the utility that bidder proposes as the long-term contract counterparty (Contact Information & Detail on Security Deposit Process (Word)).

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