Wind, fuel cell developers pitch over two dozen projects

deep water wind

Wind and fuel cell developers have unveiled 27 projects they want to build, should they get the blessing of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

DEEP received 27 bids this week in response to a competitive RFP that seeks to select potentially hundreds of thousands of megawatt hours of clean and renewable energy. Winning bidders would be able to sell their output to utilities Eversource and Avangrid through long-term contracts.

State lawmakers ordered the RFP last year as a way to send more business to the state’s fuel cell industry.

The industry struck out on a previous RFP in 2016, which saw mostly solar projects selected. Solar is not eligible in the new RFP.

Of the 27 proposals received Monday, the majority include fuel cells and combined heat and power, while four have anaerobic digestion and three include offshore wind, according to DEEP, which recently posted the bids online (with pricing and various other information redacted to varying degrees). Click here for full article