in News Departments > RFP
print the content item

Governors from six New England states have agreed to release a request for proposals (RFP) next year for a large amount of wind power and other sources of renewable energy.

Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., proposed the resolution calling for the RFP at the New England Governors' Conference. The measure passed unanimously and will advance the process toward a coordinated regional procurement of renewable energy.

Taking advantage of economies of scale and market power, a competitive, coordinated, regional procurement of renewable energy will help New England develop its vast homegrown renewable energy resource more cost-effectively, enhance energy supply diversity, reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and stimulate economic development, according to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

This resolution charges the New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) with developing and implementing a work plan on behalf of the New England governors that will result in the release of an RFP for renewable energy in 2013.

NESCOE will convene a procurement team of the top energy officials and other representatives from each state that will finalize the details of the procurement over the course of the next year.


Mortenson Construction_id2024

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Yearly Installed Capacity Figures Already Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way: AWEA

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.


Could Initial Offshore Wind Projects Crash New England's REC Market?

Some are concerned that the first offshore wind projects could negatively impact pricing of renewable energy credits (RECs) in New England.


Catching Up With The DOE's Down-Select Offshore Winners

The three recipients of key U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding provide updates on their offshore wind demonstration projects.


Texas Comptroller Attacks Wind Power, And Industry Fights Back

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs recently released a report calling for an end to wind power subsidies. The Wind Coalition has responded, saying the report is riddled with misinformation.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934