Seattle City Light is seeking three commercial office buildings to participate in a three-year pilot program to test an energy conservation concept known as “Pay-for-Performance.” Under this pilot, City Light will provide financial incentives through ongoing payments for incremental energy savings, rather than on a one-time basis as is done through its traditional energy conservation programs. Energy savings achieved will qualify for incentives at three cents per kilowatt-hour over the duration of the pilot program.
To be eligible for participation in this pilot, the subject buildings must meet the following criteria*:
The building has at least 50,000 square feet of conditioned floor area.
All participating buildings must be benchmarked with Portfolio Manager and in compliance with the City of Seattle’s Energy Benchmarking and Reporting program. See www.seattle.gov/environment/benchmarking.htm for more information.
Of the conditioned floor area, a minimum of 85 percent is used as office space.
*These three points are a subset of the RFP’s Section 2. Participant and Building Eligibility
City Light invites competitive proposals for the pilot program and has released a Request for Proposals (RFP). The RFP is due on January 15, 2013. The RFP is available on via the City of Seattle’s Procurement-related ebidexchange website, at https://www.ebidexchange.com/seattle/.