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Massachusetts seeks clean power

Joint RFP issued for 9.45 gigawatt hours of electricity a year

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The New England state of Massachusetts has launched a call for 9.45 gigawatt hours a year of clean energy.

The joint request for proposals by five Massachusetts utilities and the state Department of Energy Resources seeks projects for long-term contracts of 15 to 20 years.

Hydroelectric, onshore wind and solar power bids are eligible.

The projects must come online by 2022, however, the RFP encourages proposals that can commit to start deliveries by the end of 2020 to help the state meet its emissions reductions goals.

A bidders conference will be held on 25 April and interested developers must submit notice of intent to bid by 2 May. Proposals will be due by 27 July.

The utilities expect to select the winners in January 2018.

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