Oregon trust seeks renewable energy consultants including hydro

Energy Trust of Oregon seeks qualifications from renewable energy consultants, including hydropower consultants, with expertise in project design, inspection, and financial and technical evaluation. Responses are due Feb. 20.

Energy Trust is a non-profit corporation that invests state funds in renewable energy and energy efficiency under an agreement with the Oregon Public Utility Commission. Among other renewables projects, it supports new hydropower projects and increases in existing capacity of up to 20 MW through its open solicitation program for renewables. (HNN 9/1/08)

The trust issued a request for qualifications to identify a pool of qualified consultants for its renewable power programs. Consultants would enter standard umbrella task assignment agreements under which they would be available for specific assignments ranging in cost from under $1,000 to $100,000. The budget for 2009 and 2010 is about $1 million.

Consultants may submit responses regarding any or all tasks described, for example, responding only to hydropower evaluations and not to geothermal, solar, or other such projects.

Energy Trust seeks consultants to provide renewable project design assistance, inspection of completed projects, and renewable project proposal evaluation assistance to Energy Trust program managers.

The request for qualifications may be obtained from the Energy Trust Internet site at www.energytrust.org/opportunities/rfp.html.

Qualifications are due by 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time Feb. 20 by e-mail to elaine.prause@energytrust.org. Selected consultants are to be announced March 13.

For information, contact Renewable Energy Program, Energy Trust of Oregon, 851 S.W. Sixth Ave., Suite 1200, Portland, OR 97204; (1) 503-546-6862; E-mail: info@energytrust.org.

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