National Grid Seeks Approval of New RFP for 400 MW of Renewable Energy In Rhode Island; October 2018 Proposed Bid Submission Deadline

National Grid, Rhode Island’s largest electric company, has requested the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission’s (RIPUC) review and approval of a draft solicitation for long-term contracts for up to 400 MW of renewable energy supply and renewable energy certificates (RECs). The solicitation is the result of Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimundo’s goal to increase the state’s clean energy portfolio ten-fold by 2020. Developed in conjunction with the state’s Office of Energy Resources (OER), the draft RFP proposes issuance of the final RFP in August 2018 and an October 2018 deadline for bid submissions, with winning bidders selected in March 2019. 

RIPUC now will review the draft RFP and submitted comments in Docket No. 4822. The review proceeding provides interested parties with an important and time-sensitive opportunity to provide input on the RFP and to help shape the contents of the final version.

If you are interested in learning more about National Grid’s proposal and providing support or modifications to the draft RFP for the RIPUC’s consideration, please contact Jared S. des Rosiers at jdesrosiers@pierceatwood.com or 207.791.1291; Andrew O. Kaplan at akaplan@pierceatwood.com or 617.488.8104;  James Avery at javery@pierceatwood.com or 617.488.8125; Christopher H. Little at clittle@pierceatwood.com or 401.490.3400; or Liam J. Paskvan at lpaskvan@pierceatwood.com or 207.791.1306.