2018 Standard Offer Program Request for Proposals

 

  • 7/20/2018 - Order regarding 2018 Standard Offer Program RFP Award Group
  • 6/15/2018 - Order regarding 2018 Standard Offer Program RFP Award Group and Request for Comments

All comments and questions regarding this RFP should be directed to VEPP Inc via the
2018 RFP Q & A page.  Successful proponents will be required to enter into the Standard Offer Contract that the Vermont Public Service Board has mandated for use.  The Standard Offer Contract is available on this website.

 

2018 RFP SCHEDULE

Event Date
Release of RFP April 2, 2018
Deadline for Questions on RFP April 16, 2018
Final Responses to Questions April 23, 2018
Proposal Submission Deadline May 1, 2018 4:30 PM ET
Proposal Opening May 3, 2018 2:00 PM ET
Announcement of Award Group June 1, 2018
Execution of Standard-Offer Contracts by Award Group July 13, 2018

 

2018 PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

Proposals along with a completed Bid Form are to be labeled as indicated below and delivered to the following address, prior to the proposal submission deadline:

Vermont Standard-Offer Program RFP: Proposal

Mail Address:                                                  Physical Address:
VEPP Inc.                                                          VEPP Inc.
P.O. Box 1938                                                  1965 Depot Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255                          Manchester Center, VT 05255

 

UTILITY INTERCONNECTION

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.

 

2018 TECHNOLOGY ALLOCATION

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

                      - Biomass 0.835 MW

                      - Small Wind 0.835 MW

                      - Large Wind 0.835 MW

                      - Food Waste Anaerobic Digestion 0.835 MW

                      - Hydroelectric 0.835 MW

PROVIDER BLOCK - FOR UTILITY USE ONLY

                      - All Provider Projects 1.125 MW

TOTAL 7.5 MW

 

2018 AVOIDED-COSTS PRICE CAPS

The following avoided-costs will serve as price caps for the 2018 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)

 

  • 3/26/2018 - Order Regarding Technical Correction for Large Wind Projects Price Cap
  • 3/22/2018 - Order Regarding Revised Standard-Offer Program Contract
  • 3/22/2018 - Order Regarding 2018 Standard-Offer Program RFP Amendment
  • 2/20/2018 - Vermont Public Utility Commission issued Proposal for Decision for 2018 Standard-Offer Program RFP.

 

Additional information can be found at the Vermont Public Utility Commission Standard Offer Program webpage and by using the PUC search function for Case No. 17-3935-INV.

**Disclaimer: If any of the information on this website conflicts with any Public Utility Commission Order or Vermont Statute, the Public Utility Commission Order and/or Vermont Statute will control.