Michigan utility seeks renewables credits, including hydro

Detroit Edison seeks proposals for renewable energy credits to help the utility meet state requirements to supply electricity from renewable resources, including hydropower. Proposals are due Jan. 23.

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed a renewables portfolio standard law in October, requiring 10 percent of the state’s energy to come from renewable sources, including conventional hydropower and hydrokinetics, by 2015. (HNN 10/9/08)

The request for proposals specifies renewable energy certificates must come from resources located in Michigan. Qualifying renewable technologies include energy produced from hydroelectric, wind, solar, landfill gas, biomass, anaerobic digester, geothermal, industrial cogeneration, and gasification facilities.

Questions about the RFP are due Jan. 13, with proposals due Jan. 23. Detailed bid documents are available from the Internet site www.poweradvocate.com.

Detroit Edison previously called for proposals in May 2008 for renewable energy certificates from new or existing renewable generation facilities, including hydropower certified by the Low Impact Hydropower Institute. (HNN 4/17/08) Detroit Edison is a DTE Energy company serving 2.2 million customers in southeastern Michigan.

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