LNG Storage RFP

Docket No. 2016-00220

Please note the Docket number has been changed to 2016-00253. This Docket has been designated as an adjudicatory proceeding. The identity of parties and bidders will be public information.

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (Commission) is seeking proposals for Liquefied Natural Gas Storage Capacity (LNG Storage Capacity) through one or more Physical Energy Storage Contract(s) (PESC).

During its 2016 session, the Maine Legislature enacted An Act To Allow the Public Utilities Commission To Contract for Liquefied Natural Gas Storage and Distribution. The Act establishes the authority for the Commission to execute or direct one or more of Maine’s transmission and distribution (T&D) utilities, gas utilities, or natural gas pipeline utilities to execute a PESC, provided that certain statutory prerequisite actions have been completed, and certain determinations regarding the benefits of the PESC have been made. The Act further requires that any PESC must be executed prior to June 1, 2017.

Details relating to the objective and evaluation standards, proposal requirements, process, proposal content requirements, and general provisions of this RFP are included in the RFP which may be viewed at the link below.

All inquiries about the RFP should be directed to faith.huntington@maine.gov.

In the event you are unable to reach her by e-mail: Phone: (207) 287-1373 Fax: (207) 287-1039

Proposals are due on or before November 4, 2016 (Updated deadline)