Welcome to the New England Clean Power Link Open Solicitation Website
Thank you for visiting the New England Clean Power Link Open Solicitation website. As part of the development of the New England Clean Power Link, a completely buried, 1,000 MW, 154-mile HVDC transmission line that will be installed underground and underwater, TDI New England is holding an Open Solicitation process to allocate transmission capacity on the line.
The Open Solicitation process runs from October 15, 2015, to December 4, 2015. This website has been developed to provide interested parties with information on the project as well as a portal to submit the Expression of Interest Form that TDI New England will use to evaluate potential transmission customers.
Interested parties are encouraged to review the Open Solicitation Information Memorandum and the Overview Presentation. To participate, parties need to submit a non-binding Expression of Interest form by 5:00 pm EST on December 4, 2015. More information on TDI is available at the company's corporate website. More information on the New England Clean Power Link is available on the project site.
Boston Pacific Company, Inc. has been retained as an independent third party to conduct the Open Solicitation according to FERC-established guidelines, evaluate and rank the Open Solicitation bids, and ensure that the Open Solicitation is fair, transparent, and not unduly discriminatory.
TDI New England and Boston Pacific Company, Inc., the independent third party retained to conduct the Open Solicitation according to FERC-established guidelines, will now review and evaluate all Expressions of Interest. The purpose of the evaluation is to select parties for bilateral negotiations for transmission capacity on the NECPL project.
The review process is scheduled to be complete no later than December 18, 2015.
Once the evaluation is complete, parties that submitted Expressions of Interest will be notified whether or not they were selected to enter into bilateral negotiations with TDI New England for the sale of transmission rights at negotiated rates.
Bilateral negotiations will begin soon thereafter for selected parties.
For more on the anticipated timeline, please view the calendar.
11/24/15 - Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Issues Eight Environmental Permits for the New England Clean Power Link Project
11/16/15 - TDI New England updates the FAQs (3rd update) for the Open Solicitation of the New England Clean Power Link
11/02/15 - TDI New England updates the FAQs (2nd update) for the Open Solicitation of the New England Clean Power Link
10/29/15 - U.S. Department of Energy Issues Final Environmental Impact Statement for the New England Clean Power Link Project
The issuance of the Final Environment Impact Statement concludes the review of the project's potential environmental impacts mandated by the National Environmental Policy Act and enables the DOE to render a decision on the application for a Presidential Permit for the project.
10/29/15 - TDI New England updates the FAQs for the Open Solicitation of the New England Clean Power Link
10/15/15 - TDI New England Commences Open Solicitation for Transmission Capacity on the New England Clean Power Link Project