Year 3 RFP for NRES

The Year 3 NRES February RFP bid portal is now closed for all categories.
Year 3 Small Zero Emission Bid Queue as of May 1, 2024.
In accordance with PA 19-35, and 22-14 the Companies have developed this RFP for the purchase of energy and renewable energy certificates produced by eligible generation projects under this subsection over the duration of each applicable tariff.

Year 3 RFP schedule

February RFP Schedule*

Action Item Date
Bidders Conference – Webinar Only January 23, 2024 at 10:00AM
Register for the Bidders Conference webinar.
Deadline for Submission of Questions January 30, 2024
Release of RFP and Opening of Bid Window for All Project Size Categories February 1, 2024 at 1:00PM EPT (Eastern Prevailing Time)
Close of Two-Week Window for Small Zero Emission Category February 14, 2024 at 1:00PM EPT (Eastern Prevailing Time), at which time the pricing shall become firm, irrevocable, and binding.
Bid Forms Due for all Categories March 14, 2024 by 1:00PM (Eastern Prevailing Time “EPT”), at which time the Pricing shall become firm, irrevocable and binding.
Selection and Notification of Winning Bidders for Medium and Large Zero Emission and Low Emission Categories On or about May 3, 2024
Tariff Agreement Execution After Selection and Notification of Winning Bidders.  Bidders will have to return partially executed contracts by the date established by the Companies which is expected to be approximately 10 business days.
Subsequent Rounds of Selection and Notification of Winning Bidders for the Small Zero Emission Category Only Approximately 5 business days after Tariff Agreement Execution date (date on which executed Tariff Agreement is due to the EDC for each round of selection).  After each Tariff Agreement Execution Date, each EDC will reevaluate its available MWs and reallocate to the next project(s) in the queue as necessary and notify selected Bidders accordingly. 
Tariff Agreement(s) Filed with PURA At the conclusion of the award notification process.
Commencement of Service In accordance with Tariff Agreements.

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

 

August RFP Schedule*

Action Item Date
Bidders Conference – Webinar Only July 23, 2024 at 10:00AM
Register for the Bidders Conference webinar.
Deadline for Submission of Questions July 30, 2024
Release of RFP August 1, 2024 at 1:00PM EPT (Eastern Prevailing Time)
Bid Forms Due September 17, 2024 by 1:00PM (Eastern Prevailing Time “EPT”), at which time the Pricing shall become firm, irrevocable and binding.
First Round of Selection and Notification of Winning Bidders for Medium and Large Zero Emission and Low Emission Categories On or about November 1, 2024
Tariff Agreement Execution After Selection and Notification of Winning Bidders.  Bidders will have to return partially executed contracts by the date established by the Companies which is expected to be approximately 10 business days.
Subsequent Round of Selection and Notification of Winning Bidders Approximately 5 business days after initial Tariff Agreement Execution date (date on which executed Tariff Agreement is due to the EDC for the first round of selection).  After each Tariff Agreement Execution Date, each EDC will reevaluate its available MWs and reallocate to the next project(s) in the queue as necessary in accordance with the RFP and notify selected Bidders accordingly.
Tariff Agreement(s) Filed with PURA On or before December 31, 2024
Commencement of Service In accordance with Tariff Agreements

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

NRES program questions (including requests to be added to our email distribution) should be submitted to NRES@uinet.com

Interconnection applications and questions regarding the interconnection and metering of NRES projects should be submitted to generator.connection@uinet.com

 

NRES Year 3 Webinar

NRES RFP Year 3 Documents

All files are PDF format.

NRES Program Documents for Year 3

All files are PDF format.

NRES Bid Documents for Year 3

NRES Program Summary (updated quarterly)

Metering Guidelines

CT Department of Agriculture Resources

NRES Program Bidders interested in understanding more about the considerations that should be taken when planning to develop solar projects that may impact prime farmland can see available CT DoAg resources linked here for more information.

Informational Webinar 

UI and Eversource hosted an Informational Webinar on January 23, 2024.

 

Year 1 Eversource and UI Developer Workshop slide decks:

Renewable Energy Solutions

Bidders Conference (webinar only)

UI and Eversource hosted a Bidders Conference for the February 2023 procurement on February 7, 2023.

Year 2 February Eversource and UI Bidders Conference slide deck:

UI and Eversource hosted a Bidders Conference for the August 2023 procurement on August 8, 2023.

Tariff Payment Beneficiary Forms

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