Year 1 RFP for SCEF


The Year 1 SCEF was issued on April 30, 2020

PURA has granted a two week extension to the bid due date to July 27, 2020 at 1:00:00 ET pm.  However, the two-week extension is subject to the following important condition:  any party whom submits a bid form to the electric distribution company (EDC) after the current bid deadline of 1:00:00 p.m. ET on July 13, 2020, but before 1:00:00 p.m. ET on July 27, 2020, must provide documentation or other form(s) of verification that the delay in bid form submission is attributable to the COVID-19 public health emergency and that the applicant was not aware of such factors until after April 8, 2020.  Such documentation must be provided to the Authority by 1:00 p.m. on July 20, 2020, and should be filed in the above-captioned docket under Motion No. 14. 

 

Further, the timeline for the Selection and Notification of Winning Bidders is also extended, to on or about September 7, 2020. 

 

Please see PURA’s Decision to Motion 14:

 

http://www.dpuc.state.ct.us/dockcurr.nsf/8e6fc37a54110e3e852576190052b64d/3a711f01e34be17a852585a1006ebc75?OpenDocument

RFP Schedule:

ACTION ITEM

DATE

Release of RFP

April 30, 2020

Bidders Conference – Webinar Only*

On or About June 4, 2020

Deadline for Submission of Questions

On or About June 6, 2020

Bid Forms Due

This date has been extended to July 27, 2020 by 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Prevailing Time “EPT”), at which time the Pricing shall become firm, irrevocable and binding, only under the following circumstances as outlined in PURA’s July 10, 2020 Decision on Motion No. 14 in Dkt. 19-07-01:

Any party whom submits a bid form to the electric distribution company (EDC) after the current bid deadline of 1:00:00 p.m. EPT on July 13, 2020, but before 1:00:00 p.m. EPT on July 27, 2020, must provide documentation or other form(s) of verification that the delay in bid form submission is attributable to the COVID-19 public health emergency and that the applicant was not aware of such factors until after April 8, 2020.  Such documentation must be provided to the Authority by 1:00 p.m. on July 20, 2020, and should be filed in the above-captioned docket [19-07-01] under Motion No. 14.

Selection and Notification of Winning Bidders

On or about September 7, 2020

Tariff Terms Agreement Execution

After Selection and Notification of Winning Bidders.  Bidders will have to return partially executed Tariff Terms Agreements by the due date established by the Companies which is expected to be approximately 10 businesses days after selection and notification of winning bidders.

Subsequent Rounds of Selection and Notification of Winning Bidders

Approximately 5 business days after Tariff Terms Agreement Execution date (date on which executed Tariff Terms Agreement is due to the EDC for each round of selection).  After each Tariff Terms Agreement Execution Date, each EDC will re-evaluate it’s available MWs and reallocate to the next project(s) in the queue as necessary and notify selected Bidders accordingly.  This process will continue until the earlier of 1) all available MWs are allocated, or 2) November 1, 2020, to allow enough time for the EDCs to submit “…bids selected after July 1 by January 1 of the next calendar year.”

Final selections submitted to DEEP for review and approval

Within two weeks following completion of the annual Procurement process

Final approval received from DEEP

Within two weeks of receipt of final selections from the each of the EDCs

Tariff Terms Agreement(s) Filed with PURA

Following DEEP’s approval of EDCs’ final selections

Commencement of Service 

Within three calendar years from the date of PURA approval of the Tariff Terms Agreement(s)

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


 RFP Bid Portal - https://www.uinet.com/wps/portal/uinet/apps/scefportal

  

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

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

Program information and documents are available below.

Year 1 SCEF RFP Documents

Year 1 Webinar Presentation

The Year 1 SCEF Bidder’s Webinar is currently scheduled for June 4, 2020 from 9am-11:30am EDT.  Please register for the webinar via the link below:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3168244261698917391