Commerce Business Daily Announcement - EPA Green Power Purchase in New England
This announcement constitutes a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency New England Regional Office Request for Information (RFI) from green power suppliers. EPA New England would like to purchase green power for a new build-to-lease laboratory facility currently being constructed in Chelmsford, Massachusetts (completion is expected by late 2000). The purpose of this RFI is to gather information that will assist the EPA in preparing a formal Request for Proposal (RFP). This RFI also serves to give green power suppliers advance notice of their intention to purchase green power and should allow them sufficient time to fulfill registration and other related requirements. The EPA would like to have the green power purchase contract in place by early April, in time for an Earth Day announcement by EPA Administrator Carol Browner.
The new facility in Chelmsford, MA will be approximately 65,000 square feet and will be partially used for office space and partially for lab work. The estimated annual electricity consumption for the laboratory is 1.9 million kWh/year, with a peak demand of approximately 500 kW.
The EPA may also be interested in purchasing green power for their facilities in Narragansett, Rhode Island and/or Edison, New Jersey. The annual electricity consumption for the Narragansett laboratory is currently approximately 3.2 million kWh, although planned energy efficiency measures are expected to significantly reduce consumption. The annual electricity consumption for the Edison laboratory is approximately 5.1 million kWh/year.
Please contact Chandra Shah at 303-384-7557 or email@example.com for the list of questions. Written responses are due by Tuesday, February 1, 2000. Respondents to this RFI will be notified when the Request for Proposal (RFP) is issued and of the time for a pre-bid meeting (if deemed necessary). Since the green power market in New England is in the initial development stages, partial responses will be accepted.