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SCEF PROGRAM INFORMATION

On an annual basis for a total of six years, Eversource and United Illuminating will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit competitive bids for the purchase of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and energy from eligible projects.

SCEF Projects must meet the following basic criteria:

  • Project size must be between 100 kW (AC) and 4,000 kW (AC).
  • Construction must commence after the date of the solicitation to which the Bidder is responding.
  • Projects must be located within Eversource Connecticut Electric service territory.

YEAR 1 RFP

Important Update 7/13/20: In accordance with PURA’s July 10, 2020 Decision on Motion 14 in Docket 19-07-01, PURA has granted a two-week extension to the bid due date to July 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm EPT.  However, the two-week extension is subject to the following important condition:  any party whom submits a bid form to the electric distribution company (EDC) after the current bid deadline of 1:00:00 p.m. EPT on July 13, 2020, but before 1:00:00 p.m. EPT on July 27, 2020, must provide documentation or other form(s) of verification that the delay in bid form submission is attributable to the COVID-19 public health emergency and that the applicant was not aware of such factors until after April 8, 2020.  Such documentation must be provided to the Authority by 1:00 p.m. on July 20, 2020, and should be filed in Docket No. 19-07-01 under Motion No. 14.  

Further, the timeline for the Selection and Notification of Winning Bidders has also been extended, to on or about September 7, 2020.

The changes to these dates have been reflected in the schedule below.

  • Release of RFP - April 30, 2020
  • Bidders Conference – Webinar Only* - On or About June 4, 2020
  • Deadline for Submission of Questions - On or About June 6, 2020
  • Bid Forms Due - July 13, 2020 by 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Prevailing Time “EPT”), at which time the Pricing shall become firm, irrevocable and binding.
    • Bid due date has been extended to July 27, 2020 at 1:00pm EPT. However, this two-week extension is subject to the following important condition: any party whom submits a bid form to the electric distribution company (EDC) after the current bid deadline of 1:00:00 p.m. EPT on July 13, 2020, but before 1:00:00 p.m. EPT on July 27, 2020, must provide documentation or other form(s) of verification that the delay in bid form submission is attributable to the COVID-19 public health emergency and that the applicant was not aware of such factors until after April 8, 2020. Such documentation must be provided to the Authority by 1:00 p.m. on July 20, 2020, and should be filed in Docket No. 19-07-01 under Motion No. 14.
  • Selection and Notification of Winning Bidder - On or about September 7, 2020
  • Tariff Terms Agreement Execution - After Selection and Notification of Winning Bidders. Bidders will have to return partially executed Tariff Terms Agreements by the due date established by the Companies which is expected to be approximately 10 business days after selection and notification of winning bidders.
  • Subsequent Rounds of Selection and Notification of Winning Bidders - Approximately 5 business days after Tariff Terms Agreement Execution date (date on which executed Tariff Terms Agreement is due to the EDC for each round of selection.  After each Tariff Terms Agreement Execution Date, each EDC will re-evaluate it’s available MWs and reallocate to the next project(s) in the queue as necessary and notify selected Bidders accordingly.  This process will continue until the earlier of 1) all available MWs are allocated, or 2) November 1, 2020, to allow enough time for the EDCs to submit “…bids selected after July 1 by January 1 of the next calendar year.” 1
  • Final selections submitted to DEEP for review and approval - Within two weeks following completion of the annual Procurement process.
  • Final approval received from DEEP - Within two weeks of receipt of final selections from the each of the EDCs.
  • Tariff Terms Agreement(s) Filed with PURA - Following DEEP’s approval of EDCs’ final selections.
  • Commencement of Service - Within three calendar years from the date of PURA approval of the Tariff Terms Agreement(s).

[1] Doc. No. 19-07-01, Order No. 4.

* Pursuant to Section 2.1 of the RFP, Schedule, the Companies, at their sole discretion, may modify the schedule at any time.

KEY DOCUMENTS FOR YEAR 1 SCEF RFP