Supporting On-Site Generation Projects at Commercial and Government Facilities

The On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation (OSDG) Program Best of Class Request for Proposals Round 1 was closed on February 28, 2011. Round 2 is tentatively scheduled for release on July 1, 2011.

 

Please review the Program Announcements section of this Web page for important information.


The competitive OSDG Program Best of Class Request for Proposals (RFP) solicits applications from eligible entities working with experienced renewable energy developers. There will be a strong emphasis on evaluating the financial feasibility of proposed projects as well as the ability of applicants to complete project construction in a timely manner. The intent of the funding is to enable owners of eligible renewable energy systems to “break even” over the life of the equipment, with a fair and reasonable return on investment compared to purchasing the equivalent amount of power from an electric utility company. 

 

The following technologies are eligible for grants under this RFP:

  • Solar photovoltaic (PV)
  • Wind
  • Fuel cell
  • Landfill gas
  • Waste heat recovery – power generation
  • Low-emission advanced biomass conversion 
  • Hydropower meeting the standards of the Low-Impact Hydropower Institute

 

The following entities may apply under this RFP:

  • For-profit companies
  • Not-for-profit companies
  • Municipalities
  • State and federal government agencies

 

Funding available under this RFP is as follows:

 

 

Best of Class

Solar PV

$2,400,000

Fuel Cell

$1,800,000

Other Technologies

$230,000

 

Program Announcements

The following applicants have been selected for funding under this round of the OSDG Program competition and have until April 29, 2011, to accept or decline CCEF’s funding offer.

 

“Best of Class” Category
 
 
 
Applicant
Installation Location
Solar PV Installation Size (kWPTC)
CCEF Grant Amount ($)
Bridgeport Central High School
Bridgeport
198.2
288,300
Centerpoint Connecticut Building #5
Middletown
                            17.1
34,500
Church of the Ascensions
Hamden
                            12.1
47,500
Columbia Tower
Bridgeport
18.3
34,400
DBS Energy
East Berlin
                            49.5
91,670
Karl Chevrolet
New Canaan
                            13.7
25,800
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses
South Windsor
                               51.0
185,500
South Kent School
Kent
                            13.8
22,700
Wesleyan University
Middletown
                          182.1
638,300
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
Litchfield
                            13.1
50,500
Zackin Publications
Oxford
                            21.7
40,500

 

Links to Important Information

Best of Class Fact Sheet

 

RFP document

 

RFP application

 

RFP Q & A

 

OSDG Round 2 Tentative Schedule

 

Sample FAAs