Section 83A Long Term Contract Carve-out Determination
In October 2013, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) announced via Determination of Eligible Technologies (Determination) which renewable energy technologies meet the criteria for the carve-out of the long term contracts requirement pursuant to Section 83A of the Green Communities Act. These long term contracts will contribute to the further growth of renewable power generation in Massachusetts.
The DOER based its Determination on an analysis of the criteria for eligibility laid out in Section 83A and on stakeholder input gathered in May 2013.
In order for a transparent solicitation for long term contracts under Section 83A to proceed, DOER found that a number of clarifications and specifications were needed in DOER’s Determination. These do not change the technology determination as such, but are meant to provide clear guidance to potential bidders and remove potential ambiguity in evaluating the proposals responding to the RFP.
On October 1, 2014, DOER invited stakeholder comments on the amended technology determination. Taking into account the comments received, the final version of the amended Determination was published on October 17, 2014.
You can find the Determination here DOER determination Section 83A carve-out - amended .
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