The second FY 2015 Sustainable Biopower Competitive Solicitation is now closed. Please check back for more information regarding the next solicitation.
FY 2015 Sustainable Biopower Competitive Solicitation Application Process
The Market Manager will accept program applications for review on a competitive basis between the issuance date of this Solicitation and 5:00 pm EST on April 18, 2015. The chronological order in which applications are received will not factor into the evaluation process. Applications received after the submittal deadline will not be considered for this round of the Solicitation and will be returned by mail to the Applicant.
Applicants must include all completed forms and all other items listed on the REIP Biopower Application Checklist. The Checklist and all forms are available below and also in Appendices A, B, C and D of the solicitation. Original signatures are required on at least one copy of the Application packet.
Applicants should mail or hand-deliver one (1) original hard copy and four (4) electronic copies of the completed REIP Application packet in a digital format (CD, DVD or thumb drive). Please ensure that all electronic documents are individually scanned and identified as they appear on the Biopower Application Checklist. Any documents that are faxed or emailed will not be accepted.
Milestone Reporting Form
The Milestone Reporting Form must be submitted by the Applicant as a baseline report with the REIP Application Packet and quarterly thereafter, including any extensions if applicable, that may be granted to the initial approval period, until the Final As-Built Packet is submitted. Quarterly reports are due within two weeks of the end of the quarters ending on March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31. Biopower projects approved prior to 12/31/13 should also complete this form as instructed above. Biopower Milestone Reporting Form
Submit a Final As-Built Packet for Biopower
Once the system is installed, has passed the local inspection, and received interconnection from the utility, the system is ready to be scheduled for a program inspection.
Applicants must submit a complete Final As-Built Packet as per the Final As-Built Checklist. This is applicable for all biopower projects participating in the REIP regardless of project approval year. A complete packet must be submitted to the Market Manager prior to the project expiration date. If your system will not be completed prior to the expiration date, you may be able to apply for an extension. Review the REIP biopower project extension policy to see if you are eligible. The EDC notification is the only document that can be submitted after the expiration date. However, the project will not be scheduled for an inspection until a complete Final As-Built Packet has been received. Therefore, until the system has passed inspection, it will not receive an NJ certification number, which is needed to generate RECs.
The Final As-Built Packet for projects approved prior to July 1, 2014 includes:
- Final As-Built Checklist for Biopower (updated Jan 2012)
- Final As-Built Technical Worksheet - Biopower Equipment (updated Jan 2012)
- ANSI C12.1-2008 Certified Meter Worksheet (Required for all wind and biopower projects - updated Jun 2012). See Metering Requirements.
- NJ Tax Clearance Certificate (only needed for PPAs, commercial entities, farms and non-profits)
The Final As-Built Packet for the FY 2015 Sustainable Biopower Solicitation will be available soon.
Correspondence and inquiries should be directed to:
Renewable Energy Incentive Program
New Jersey's Clean Energy Program
Phone: 866-NJSMART (866-657-6278)