Maryland Issues Request for Proposals for Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Projects
By William M. Keyser and Elizabeth P. Trinkle
The Maryland Department of Transportation (“MDOT”) has issued a request for proposals (“RFP”) to create a Master Services Agreement (“MSA”) to select contracts to design, construct, finance, and operate renewable energy facilities and energy storage projects at MDOT locations throughout the State of Maryland. The terms of the MSA will be five years, with an optional two year extension.
The scope of the RFP encompasses solar, geothermal and microhydropower renewable energy systems. In addition to traditional renewable energy facilities, bidders may also propose energy storage systems and microgrid development. Bidders are encouraged to find cost-effective project financing, and the contractor will be responsible for applying for and obtaining incentives offered by the State of Maryland. Proposals are to be submitted in two parts: Part I should include the technical aspects of the project, and Part II should contain the pricing information required by the RFP. Read More