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--- National Grid has posted an RFP for the supply of electric capacity and energy and Renewable Energy Certificates from eligible renewable energy projects under long-term power purchase agreements pursuant to Chapter 26.1 of Title 39 of the Rhode Island General Laws, entitled Long-Term Contracting Standard for Renewable Energy. National Grid is seeking proposals for the remaining 25 percent of the 90 MW minimum long-term contracting capacity required under the Long-term Contracting Standard; approximately 22.5 MW.
The fundamental purpose of the RFP is to satisfy the policy directives encompassed within the Long-Term Contracting Standard, which require National Grid to seek to develop commercially reasonable long-term contracts with developers of newly developed renewable energy resources and provide economic benefit to the state of Rhode Island.
Bids are due August 5, 2014.
--- Arizona Public Service Co. has announced a Request for Proposal (RFP) from solar developers and installers to construct two 10-megawatt solar photovoltaic facilities – financed by APS through the company’s AZ Sun Program.
Interested parties are encouraged to participate in a bidder’s webinar on June 23.
Projects must utilize commercially proven technology. When completed in 2015, the new solar facilities – one located on Luke Air Force Base and the other to be built in partnership with the City of Phoenix – will be owned and operated by APS. These facilities will join seven other AZ Sun Projects that are already online or under construction, totaling 170 MW of solar energy for Arizona – enough to power more than 42,000 APS customers.
With the AZ Sun Program, APS is investing in the development of solar photovoltaic power plants across Arizona. The program allows APS to partner with third-party developers and equipment providers to design and construct the facilities, which increase the opportunity for more developers to participate since project financing is provided by APS.
Due date July 28, 2014
--- GE ecomagination and Aramco Entrepreneurship have launched an open global technology challenge to accelerate the development of solutions focused on improving the energy efficiency of seawater desalination. The US$200,000 challenge will be awarded to four winners with a prize of US$50,000 each, and further investments towards commercialization of the best ideas among all submissions will be considered.
Current desalination techniques are typically very energy intensive: energy consumption can account for up to 70 per cent of the desalination costs. The global production of desalinated water uses approximately 75.2 terawatt-hours of electricity per year, enough to power nearly 7 million homes. The goal of this challenge is to identify novel ways to lower these costs around the world, either through technology advances, process improvements, or both.
The open innovation challenge aims to identify new solutions to lower total desalination costs and emissions through: cleaner energy sources; incorporating advanced materials; and integrating processes better. Solutions must be innovative, impactful, feasible and scalable across the globe.
Due date July 16, 2014
--- The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has released PON 2828 Renewable Portfolio Stand Customer-Sited Tier Anaerobic Digester Gas-to-Electricity which makes available approximately $20.4 million in New York State Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) funding to support the installation and operation of Anaerobic Digester Gas (ADG)- to-Electricity Systems.
Due date December 31, 2015
--- The New York States Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is announcing the availability of approximately $13.8 million in incentives to encourage the installation of end-use wind energy systems for residential, commercial, institutional or government use. The incentives, of up to $400,000 per site/customer, will be paid to eligible installers who install new approved grid-connected wind energy systems using qualified equipment, in accordance with the eligibility requirements described below. The maximum equipment size shall be 2 MW per site/customer. NYSERDAs incentive shall not exceed 50 percent of the total installed cost of the system.
Applications accepted from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2015 or until funds are fully committed.