2017 Standard Offer Program Request for Proposal

 

Public Service Board Docket No. 8817

  • 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.

2017 STANDARD OFFER PROGRAM TECHNOLOGY ALLOCATION

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

                      - Small Wind                                  1.34375 MW

                      - Food Waste Methane                   1.34375 MW

  • Preferred Location Block*

                      - Parking Canopies                         1.4375 MW

                      - Other Preferred Locations            1.4375 MW

  • Provider Block                                                0.8625 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 – $0.107 per kWh (fixed for 20 years)
  • Wind ≤ 100 kW – $0.2332 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)

 

  • 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 1, 2017 soliciting bids for approximately 7.5 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.