The Board of Public Utilities (BPU) comments on potential bidders' questions concerning the pilot competitive production incentive and financing program for offshore wind development. A total of 80 questions were received from: Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA); Jay Cashman; Bluewater Wind; Public Service Electric and Gas (PSEG) Company; and, Fishermen's Energy.
The law requires all investor-owned utilities in the state to supply 12.5% of 2020 retail electricity sales (in North Carolina) from eligible energy resources by 2021. Municipal utilities and electric cooperatives must meet a target of 10% renewables by 2018.
Proposed regulations include filing requirements and review process for the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission's (PUC) review of utility-scale offshore wind projects.
National Grid filed with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (PUC) an amended signed 20-year, power purchase agreement (PPA) that requires pricing to be lower, and never exceed, the original pricing included in the 2009 PPA ($235.70/MWh in the first year, subject to 3.5% annual escalations). Deepwater Wind's wind farm will consist of no more than eight turbines, with a nameplate capacity not to exceed 30MW.
The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit information on various technical, operational, regulatory, commercial/financial, economic, and environmental issues to support the development of a Request for Proposal (RFP) through which the Collaborative will pursue a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that would support the installation of up to 700 MW of offshore wind generation by one or more private developers.
The report assesses power procurement practices across the six New England states, and develops mutually agreeable terms and conditions of a region-wide procurement model for renewable energy resources. It also identifies primary obstacles to regional coordination and offers potential solutions.
The study examines the potential for wind power development in Maine, the cost of wind power, availability of potential
markets, impacts of wind power on the electric grid, and obstacles to wind power development in Maine.
The Independent Consultant presents its economic evaluation of the proposed Final Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), including several price sensitivity analyses. It also addresses commercial terms and conditions of the Final PPA not previously addressed, as well as several policy issues raised in connection with the Bluewater project.
The Independent Consultant reviewed and evaluated bids submitted by three different parties (Bluewater Wind, Conectiv, and NRG Energy) to the Delmarva Power & Light (DPL) Company's request for proposals (RFP) for long-term power purchase contracts. The Conectiv bid scored highest, followed by Bluewater Wind. The Bluewater Wind bid had the most favorable characteristics, while the Conectiv bid had the most favorable economic viability.
After a detailed review of Maineﾒs wind resource, regional and projected markets for clean power, technology trends, and Maineﾒs greenhouse gas (GHG) emission goals and policy commitments, the Task Force concludes that Maine should seek to host at least 2,000 MW of installed wind power capacity by 2015, and at least 3,000 MW by 2020. At least 300 MW of the 2020 goal could be achieved with projects built offshore.