2017 Standard Offer Program Request for Proposal

 

Public Service Board Docket No. 8817

  • 4/21/2017 - 2017 STANDARD OFFER RFP COMING APRIL 24.
  • 4/21/2017 - Project Interconnection Information - Developers are encouraged to contact their interconnecting utility to discuss interconnection requirements prior to submitting bids. For more information visit our SOP RFP FAQ page.
  • 4/21/2017 - Order Regarding Second Motions to Alter or Amend.
  • 3/29/2017 - Order Regarding Motions to Alter or Amend and Motion to Reconsider the 2017 Technology Allocation and Price Caps for the Standard Offer Program.

2017 STANDARD OFFER PROGRAM TECHNOLOGY ALLOCATION

DEVELOPER BLOCK
  • Price-Competitive Developer Block                     2.2 MW
  • Technology Diversity Developer Block

                      - Small Wind                                   1.343 MW

                      - Food Waste Methane                    1.343 MW

  • Preferred Location Block*

                      - Parking Canopies                         1.222 MW

                      - Other Preferred Locations            1.222 MW

PROVIDER BLOCK - FOR UTILITY USE ONLY
  • Preferred Location Block*

                      - Parking Canopies                         0.216 MW

                      - Other Preferred Locations            0.216 MW

  •  Other Provider Projects                                 0.863 MW
TOTAL ANNUAL INCREASE                                  8.625 MW

 

AVOIDED-COSTS PRICE CAPS 

The following avoided-costs will serve as price caps for the 2017 RFP:
  • Biomass – $0.125 per kWh (levelized over 20 years)
  • Landfill Gas – $0.090 per kWh (levelized over 15 years)
  • Wind > 100 kW – $0.116 per kWh (fixed for 20 years)
  • Wind ≤ 100 kW – $0.258 per kWh (fixed for 20 years)
  • Hydroelectric – $0.130 per kWh (fixed for 20 years)
  • Food Waste Anaerobic Digestion – $0.208 (fixed for 20 years)
  • Solar – $0.130 per kWh (fixed for 25 years)

 

PREFERRED LOCATIONS MULTIPLIERS

Additionally, the following multipliers will be applied to all the standard-offer price caps to obtain price caps for the preferred locations:
  • Pre-existing structure – 1.21
  • Parking canopy – 1.40
  • Previously developed site – 1.10
  • Brownfield site – 1.10
  • Landfill site – 1.10
  • Previously disturbed site at gravel pit, quarry, or similar site – 1.10
  • Municipally designated site – 1.00 (or no multiplier)
  • NPL site – 1.10
  • New hydroelectric at preferred site – 1.00 (or no multiplier)

 

  • 3/10/2017 - Technical Corrections to Order Regarding 2017 Technology Allocation and Price Caps for the Standard Offer Program.
  • 3/2/2017 - Order Regarding 2017 Technology Allocation and Price Caps for the Standard Offer Program.
  • 1/19/2017 - VEPP Inc., acting as Standard Offer Program Facilitator, is pleased to announce the upcoming issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) on April 10, 2017 soliciting bids for approximately 8.625 MW of new renewable energy projects.
  • 12/14/2016 - Memo Regarding Additional Recommendations and Comments on Investigation into Programmatic Adjustments to the Standard Offer Program
  • 10/6/2016 - Memo Regarding Workshop on Investigation into Programmatic Adjustments to the Standard Offer Program
  • 10/4/2016 - Workshop Minutes on Investigation into Programmatic Adjustments to the Standard Offer Program
  • 9/16/2016 - Investigation into Programmatic Adjustments to the Standard Offer Program:  Pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 8005a, the Vermont Public Service Board (“Board”) opened an investigation into programmatic adjustments to the standard-offer program. The investigation will include the establishment of a pilot project for standard-offer projects, the review of standard-offer price caps, and review of the allocation of available capacity under the standard-offer program.

Additional information can be found at the Vermont Public Service Board Standard Offer Program webpage and by using the PSB search function for Docket No. 8817.