2017 Standard Offer Program Request for Proposals

 

    2017 STANDARD OFFER RFP

 

All comments and questions regarding this RFP should be directed to VEPP Inc via the
2017 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.

 

2017 RFP SCHEDULE

Event Date
Release of RFP April 24, 2017
Deadline for Questions on RFP May 8, 2017
Final Responses to Questions May 15, 2017
Proposal Submission Deadline May 24, 2017 4:30 PM ET
Proposal Opening May 26, 2017 2:00 PM ET
Announcement of Award Group June 9, 2017
Execution of Standard-Offer Contracts by Award Group July 21, 2017

 

2017 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

 

2017 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.

  • 5/8/2017 - Board Rule 5.500 Interconnection Procedures Workshop Summary and Request for Comments - Public Service Board summary of workshop held on May 2, 2017. Board requests information from the Vermont electric distribution utilities, to be filed by no later than June 2, 2017. In addition, other non-utility participants may provide additional comments concerning this rulemaking may be filed with the Board by June 16, 2017.
  • 4/21/2017 - Interconnection Procedures Workshop - On April 25, 2016, the Vermont Public Service Board opened a proceeding to adopt revisions to Board Rule 5.500 regarding interconnection procedures. The Board will conduct a workshop to discuss this draft on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 10:00 AM.

 

2017 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


* For a list of "Preferred Locations" please visit the Vermont Statutes at:
http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/30/089/08005a
and scroll to: 30 V.S.A. § 8005a(c)(1)(D)(iv).

 

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)

 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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