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Request for Proposals

The following NARUC/NRRI RFPs have been posted to solicit proposals for work and/or services. Each document includes a scope of work, calendar, submittal instructions, and contact information which is unique to each RFP. Please note that in most cases the associated Addendum or Addenda must be signed and submitted with all proposals. To view non-NARUC/NRRI RFPs, please visit the Member Employment section.

RFP - Technical Assistance to Develop and Deliver a Tariff Training Curriculum for the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) of Ghana

Project Name:                   Technical Assistance to Develop and Deliver a Tariff Training Curriculum for the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) of Ghana

Country/Region:                 Ghana (work will be done remotely)

Solicitation No.:                  NARUC-2021-RFP110-MIDGN

Announcement Date:         January 15, 2021

EOI Due Date:                     January 22, 2021

Full Proposal Due Date:     January 29, 2021 (5:00 pm Eastern)

Estimated Timeframe:        February - May 2021

Full Announcement:           NARUC-2021-RFP110-MIDGN

Supporting Documents:     NARUC 2021-RFP110-MIDGN ANNEX 1.6 Budget Template

Summary:

With funding and support from the Millennium Challenge Corporation under the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) of Ghana’s Regulatory Partnership Program, NARUC seeks to support the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission of Ghana (PURC) by developing and delivering curriculum for a virtual technical training on tariff setting based on the Commission’s tariff model and plan, and by providing guidance and actionable recommendations for effective implementation.

By running utility data through the model with guidance from the Consultant, PURC aims to assess the impact of various regulatory decisions on consumers and make adjustments to its model as necessary. The Commission’s primary objective is to ensure its tariff model is forward looking, efficient, transparent, and adaptable so reasonable tariffs can be determined that send appropriate price signals to utilities, customers, and other energy sector stakeholders.

RFP - Technical Assistance to the Barbados Fair Trading Commission (FTC) to Develop a Reserve Capacity Regulation and a Resiliency Regulation

Project Name:                    Technical Assistance to the Barbados Fair Trading Commission (FTC) to Develop a Reserve Capacity Regulation and a Resiliency Regulation

Country/Region:                 Barbados (work will be done remotely)

Solicitation No.:                  NARUC-2021-RFP109-AID042

Announcement Date:         January 11, 2021

EOI Due Date:                     January 19, 2021

Full Proposal Due Date:     February 2, 2021 (5:00 pm Eastern)

Estimated Timeframe:        February 2021 – June 30, 2021

Full Announcement:           NARUC-2021-RFP109-AID042

Supporting Documents:     NARUC-2021-RFP109-AID042 ANNEX 1.8 Budget TemplateUSAID Standard Provisions for Non-U.S. Nongov OrgsERPP_ANNEX 1 USAID Mandatory Provisions 10 19 16

Summary:

With funding support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) seeks to provide technical assistance through a Consultant to develop a draft Reserve Capacity Regulation and a draft Resiliency Regulation for the Barbados Fair Trading Commission. 

This technical assistance is designed to provide regulatory frameworks needed to ensure system reliability and resiliency when transitioning to a 100% renewable energy system. The regulations will provide examples from other contexts on how reserve capacity and resiliency needs are met to ensure that peak load demand is satisfied and system reliability and resilience are preserved. Consultants are invited to submit proposals for the development of one or both of the Tasks.

RFP - NARUC Clean Coal and Carbon Management White Paper on Coal-to-Hydrogen Opportunities and Challenges

Project Name:                    NARUC Clean Coal and Carbon Management White Paper on Coal-to-Hydrogen Opportunities and Challenges

Country/Region:                 USA

Solicitation No.:                  NARUC- 2021-RFP109-FE7486

Announcement Date:         January 7, 2021

EOI Due Date:                     January 21, 2021

Full Proposal Due Date:     January 28, 2021 (11:59 pm Eastern)

Estimated Timeframe:        Date contract is signed – March 2021 – September 2021

Full Announcement:           NARUC- 2021-RFP109-FE7486?

Supporting Documents:     NARUC- 2021-RFP109-FE7486 Budget Detail

Summary:

With funding support from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Fossil Energy (FE), the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) plans to develop a white paper on Coal-to-Hydrogen Opportunities and Challenges for State Utility Regulators. The white paper will be distributed to State Utility Regulators to use in support of their efforts to ensure safe, reliable, resilient energy services for their states. In addition, the white paper will be accessible to other energy stakeholders such as federal regulators, utilities, environmental advocates, state legislators, state energy officials, and others. This white paper will serve as a tool for State Utility Regulators and should achieve the following objectives:

  • Discuss coal-to-hydrogen production in the context of the U.S. hydrogen market and discuss the state of various hydrogen production technologies;
  • Summarize present and forecasted demand for hydrogen in energy, transportation, and industrial sectors;
  • Provide an overview of environmental, economic, and infrastructure challenges to greater coal-to-hydrogen production; and
  • Highlight U.S. Department of Energy priorities for coal-to-hydrogen research and development.
RFP - Technical Assistance for the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) to Draft a Regulation for Distributed Energy Resources in Rwanda

Project Name:                    Technical Assistance for the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) to Draft a Regulation for Distributed Energy Resources in Rwanda

Country/Region:                 Rwanda (work will be done remotely)

Solicitation No.:                  NARUC-2021-RFP108-AID042

Announcement Date:         January 6, 2021

EOI Due Date:                     January 13, 2021

Full Proposal Due Date:     January 22, 2021 (5:00 pm Eastern)

Estimated Timeframe:        February – June 2021

Full Announcement:           NARUC-2021-RFP108-AID042

Supporting Documents:     NARUC-2021-RFP108-AID042 ANNEX 1.8 Budget TemplateUSAID Standard Provisions for Non-U.S. Nongov OrgsERPP_ANNEX 1 USAID Mandatory Provisions 10 19 16

Summary:

With funding support from the United States Agency International Development (USAID) and Power Africa, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) seeks to develop a draft a Regulation for Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) for the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA).

This technical assistance is designed to provide the regulatory framework needed for RURA to regulate the increased use of DERs, addressing foreseeable pitfalls and challenges by ensuring relevant regulatory provisions. 

RFP - Electricity Market Development: Dry Run Process, Market Transparency, Wholesale Market Monitoring and/or Other Related Topics

Project Name:                    Electricity Market Development: Dry Run Process, Market Transparency, Wholesale Market Monitoring and/or Other Related Topics

Country/Region:                 Europe and Eurasia

Solicitation No.:                  NARUC-2020-RFP107-AID049

Announcement Date:         December 21, 2020

EOI Due Date:                     January 8, 2021

Full Proposal Due Date:     January 21, 2021 (5:00 pm Eastern)

Estimated Timeframe:        Date contract is signed – August 31, 2022

Full Announcement:           NARUC-2020-RFP107-AID049

Supporting Documents:     NARUC-2020-RFP107-AID049 ANNEX 1.8 Budget TemplateUSAID Standard Provisions for Non-U.S. Nongov Orgs

Summary:

With funding support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), NARUC seeks to provide technical advisory support to Europe and Eurasia (E&E) regulators to improve the performance of electricity markets. This request for proposal covers support for FY 21 and FY 22, and the ensuing consulting agreement will be based on a task order process. This allows flexibility to adapt to the needs of the E&E regulators as work progresses on competitive energy market issues. 
 
In order for competitive energy markets to be successful in the region, it is important to develop methodologies for designing and implementing an effective dry run process to ensure the successful initiation of the nascent markets. It is also important to establish transparency platforms, which provide a level playing field and prevent manipulation and insider trading. Another crucial component, which comes into play further down the line, is effective market monitoring. As more sophisticated market designs are introduced in the region, regulators will need training on appropriate mechanisms and tools in order to cope with the complexity of the market model and vast volume of transactions.