WND-5: What is the project maturity requirement for a project to qualify under the Winter 2021 Utility-Scale Wind RFP?

Please see paragraph IV.2.3. of the RFP Rules, which states “ To demonstrate project maturity, the Bidder must provide, if available for the Project, one of the following:

  • the Queue/OASIS ID from PJM and a copy of the completed System Impact Study from PJM for the Project; or
  • the Project Number from MISO and a copy of the Preliminary System Impact Study under Definitive Planning Phase 1 (“DPP 1”) under the DPP-2020-Cycle 1 or a later study cycle; or
  • the Project Number from MISO and a copy of the fully executed interconnection agreement for the Project; or
  • a fully executed interconnection agreement with an electric distribution utility for the Project.

If none of these are available for the Project, or if the Bidder cannot provide a document that shows that the Project is further in the interconnection process, then the Bidder must: (i) describe the stage of development of the Project applicable to the point of interconnection and to the size of the Project; and (ii) demonstrate control for a portion of the Project site that covers an area of at least 40 acres times the Project size as described in Paragraph IV.2.4.”