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Request for Proposals

DEVELOPMENT OF A SOLAR ENERGY

PROJECT AT MUNICIPALLY OWNED

WELLFIELD IN ACTON, MASSACHUSETTS 

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) is to seek proposals from qualified and experienced renewable energy Developers interested in implementing one or two renewable energy system(s) which will guarantee electricity generation to supply renewable electricity to the Water Supply District of Acton. The Developer will lease Water Supply District of Acton land, to develop, own and operate one or two solar energy projects and enter into a long term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) selling the energy output to the District (sometimes herein referred to as the Acton Water District).  If more electricity is generated than is needed by the District, then this “surplus” energy may be sold to other non-District off-takers, with other Acton Municipal facilities receiving the right of first refusal.

The Acton Water District (AWD) intends to lease District owned property for the installation of solar collectors, inverters and cabling for a solar array at their municipal wellfield sites on 16 Knox Trail and/or 62 Lawsbrook Road. The lease term will be for a term of 20 years.  The lease term may be extended for two consecutive five year terms, but will require a vote of the Board of Water Commissioners.

The AWD will enter into a long term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the successful Developer.  The agreement between the AWD and the selected solar developer will take the form of a standard  contract involving the generation and purchase of the electricity generated by the installed solar system at a specified price, for a specific period of time.  The bidder will offer the AWD buy back options with ownership transfer of the system at the end of the PPA, or earlier.

The Selected Developer will be responsible for the interconnection study, permitting, and subsequent interconnection costs. The Selected Developer will construct, own and operate the solar energy project. The Selected Developer will retain all Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SREC), Environmental Credits, Tax Credits, and other credits or grants derived from the solar energy project. The Acton Water District proposes to purchase the solar energy from the project under a net metering agreement.

CONTACT PERSON

All communication regarding this RFP must be made in writing and directed to:

Chris Allen, District Manager

Acton Water District
PO Box 953, Acton, MA  01720
(978) 263-9107

Email:

Once your proposal is ready to be sent, Send us the proposal using dropbox by clicking here.

 

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Site Plan Addendum (posted 10/20/2017)

 

Site Plan Addendum  

The full request for proposal (pdf)

 

Download the RFP document  

ATTACHMENT A1- Site Images (pdf)

  AWD Knox Trail Contiguous Properties  

ATTACHMENT A1- Site Images (pdf)

  AWD Knox Trail Satellite Image  

ATTACHMENT A1- Site Images (pdf)

 

AWD Lawsbrook Contiguous Properties

 

ATTACHMENT A1- Site Images (pdf)

 

AWD Lawsbrook Satellite Image

 

ATTACHMENT A2- Sites with Illustrative Solar Layouts (pdf)

 

AWD Knox Trail Solar Layout

 
 ATTACHMENT A2- Sites with Illustrative Solar Layouts (pdf)  

AWD Lawsbrook Solar Layout

 
ATTACHMENT A3 (pdf)

 

Town of Acton Zoning Bylaw April 2017

 
ATTACHMENT A4 (pdf)  

Town of Acton Special Permit Rules and Regs May 2017

 
ATTACHMENT A5 (pdf)  

Bureau of Resource Protection Solar in Zone 1 Policy & Guide

 
ATTACHMENT A6 (excel file)  

AWD Electric Use Data – All Facilities

 
ATTACHMENT A7 (pdf)  

SAWTP Con Edison Electric Bill April 2017

 
ATTACHMENT A7 (pdf)  

SAWTP EverSource Electric Bill April 2017

 
ATTACHMENT A8 (excel file)  

SAWTP EverSource Hourly Data

 
Exhibit 1 - Draft Lease and PPA Agreements (pdf)  

Draft PPA and Lease Agreement

 
Request for Proposal Legal Advertisement published (pdf)  

Legal Ad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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