RFP for Purchase/Sale of Renewable Electricity to Large Customers (Rhode Island)

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Last modified on May 23, 2011.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Rhode Island

Name RFP for Purchase/Sale of Renewable Electricity to Large Customers
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Local Government, Utility, State Government, Retail Supplier
Eligible Technologies Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Varies

Maximum Incentive 370,000 available for all awards

Website http://www.riseo.state.ri.us/riref/newsevents/rfp/largecustrfp.pdf

References DSIRE[1]


This funding opportunity is designed to encourage the purchase of renewable energy-based electricity supply by large electricity customers in Rhode Island, including business, government, and institutional customers. Rhode Island's Renewable Energy Fund has $370,000 available to support proposals by large electric customers and/or registered retail electricity suppliers for the purchase or sales of green power to large electricity customers in Rhode Island. The intent is to buy-down but not eliminate entirely the cost premium associated with purchasing green power.

Applicants are encouraged to propose creative approaches to supporting the purchase of green power by large customers. Possible funding structures include, but are not limited to:

  • Customer Rebate: a fixed grant to either the supplier or the customer, distributed upon green power delivery, intended to buy-down a portion of the cost of the purchase.
  • Purchase Incentive: A cents/kWh incentive offered to the customer or the marketer based on kWh of green power purchased/sold.

Funds may be paid to either the green power purchaser or the green power seller.

Click on the web site shown above to access the Request for Proposals (RFP).

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"