SMUD Seeks RSOI For Development Of Dairy Digesters

Submissions due by May 20

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is seeking Requests for Statements of Interest (RSOI) for active involvement in the development of dairy anaerobic digestion (AD) project(s) in Sacramento County, California. The objective of SMUD’s RSOI is to select a qualified project developer(s) to implement the project(s) in partnership with SMUD and local dairy farmer(s). The project(s) must be a turnkey, full-scale commercial anaerobic digester system, with possibility of codigesting other organic wastes for future expansion and in compliance with all siting and permitting requirements. The selected developer(s) will finance, design, build, own and operate the entire digester system in agreement with the dairy farmer and under SMUD’s fund disbursement requirements. Currently, SMUD has $920,000 grant funding available for one project.

Presently, at least one farmer with roughly 750 milking cows is interested in hosting a project at his dairy farm. Besides the grant money, SMUD will provide a long-term power purchase agreement (10,15 or 20 years), competitive rates for purchase of the electricity, possible purchase of carbon offsets, and assistance with permitting and grid interconnection.

The deadline for submissions is May 20, 2013 at 5 PM (PST). Only electronic replies via email will be accepted. Submit responses to Marco Lemes. All communications should be directed to Marco Lemes, 916-732-5871, or Valentino Tiangco, 916-732-6795.


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