in News Departments > RFP
print the content item

Rhode Island's Department of Administration has issued a request for proposals (RFP) from private companies to construct and operate an offshore wind farm capable of generating 1.3 million MWh of energy per year. The wind farm would be located in an area just south of Block Island.

Under a plan established by Gov. Donald L. Carcieri, R-R.I., the state would review bids on the basis of total cost to Rhode Island ratepayers, the qualification and experience of the bidder in constructing wind projects, and the number of jobs and the amount of tax dollars to be created.

As part of the RFP, the state is also asking bidders to ensure that the town of New Shoreham on Block Island benefits from the use of the electrical cable to the mainland that will be built to transmit the power being generated.

The Carcieri administration is also considering means to establish and administer long-term contracts with the wind farm owners to purchase the renewable energy being generated.

Deadline: May 16

For more information: governor.ri.gov


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Canadian Wind Industry Urges For More Federal Support

The Canadian Wind Energy Association says the country's federal government, once a big industry supporter, should again back wind power.


Wind And Solar Helped California Grid During Challenging Summer

According to the California Independent System Operator, the state suffered from heat waves and drought this year, and wind power played a "significant role" in keeping the lights on.


Recapping The Wind Industry's Third-Quarter Deals

Mercom Capital Group recaps investment and merger and acquisition activity during July, August and September.


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.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984
Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
BG 2015DblBox_id2032