RFP EM-013-2019 – Request for Proposals For Support Services for Non-Wires Alternative (NWA) Initiatives
The Efficiency Maine Trust (the Trust) seeks a qualified bidder or team of bidders to support the Trust in fulfilling its new statutory role of analyzing and developing behind-the-meter (BTM) “Non-Wires Alternatives” (NWA) to traditional transmission or distribution system upgrades in Maine. The qualified bidder or team of bidders will provide technical and economic analysis and knowledge of the functionality, economics and market potential for Distributed Energy Resources (DER). It will assist the Trust in analyzing the degree to which least-cost NWA resources exist and can be developed to defer or displace investment in traditional grid investments on specific circuits of the electric grid that have been identified by the utilities as candidates for future upgrades. The Trust, together with the winning bidder, will collaborate closely with the NWA Coordinator established in Maine’s Office of the Public Advocate and with Maine’s investor-owned utilities.
Request for Proposals (pdf)
Questions and Responses (pdf)