City Solar Request for Proposals

Update 12/13/2019:  As promised, Ellsworth submitted a pre-application request for possible interconnection at the City owned landfill and we are attaching the response from Emera Maine below. Ellsworth wants to remind potential responders to the RFP that we are inviting Net Energy Billing responses that EITHER include solar arrays built on Ellsworth property OR solar arrays built on private land. Also as a reminder, we are not assigning increased value or higher scores to the use of Ellsworth land versus development on private property. As always, thanks for your continued interested in working with the City of Ellsworth.

Emera Maine Pre-Application Report

Update 12/6/2019: Based on questions  from prospective bidders, the City will be submitting a request today to Emera for a Distribution Generator Interconnection Pre-Application Report related to the proposed solar project in Ellsworth. We expect the report by the middle of next week and will share it with all those on our distribution list at that time and post it on the City Website.

UPDATED:  11/22/2019 –

View Solar Question and Answers

The deadline has been extend and proposals are now due Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 at 2PM.

The City of Ellsworth (City) is accepting written proposals for Power Purchase Agreements/Credit Purchase Agreement (PPA) and Site Lease proposals for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to be installed at multiple City-owned properties and/or other off-site locations. Please see the link below for the full packet.

2019 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Renewable/Solar Photovoltaic Net Metering/Power Purchase and/or Lease Agreement PDF

Bidders may submit questions via email to David Cole at The subject line should read: “Questions Regarding Renewable Energy Purchase RFP”. Questions must be received by Monday, November 18, 2019 at 2:00 PM EST. Answers to questions will be posted on November 20, 2019 on the City of Ellsworth website