Project Engagement with Municipalities, Governments or Educational Institutions
Large renewable energy projects typically provide significant benefit to local
communities, including interactions with the local communities and/or educational
institutions and job creation. Large renewable energy projects are frequently located in
rural areas and often leverage other funding sources to enable the project to be
completed. APS wanted to create a mechanism for renewable energy small generation
projects to provide similar benefits. APS’s intent is to use the APS website as way for
interested municipalities, governments or educational institutes to identify their
organizations as potential partners so they could be contacted by renewable energy
The following are a few examples of ways that renewable energy developers could
engage communities or educational institutions to fulfill one or more of the requirements
of the Request for Proposal (“RFP”).
Financial Relationships: 1. Lease land and/or roof space from the community in exchange for the use of the
2. Donate a parking structure to hold solar panels at a library, multigenerational center or
school in exchange for use of additional property for the project.
Educational Relationships: 1. Provide regular tours of the facility to school classes.
2. Provide hands on training opportunity and curriculum support to a technical training
program at a community college.
3. Provide data on production to a dashboard in school for integration into curriculum
(science, math or other).
APS expects that developers and municipalities, governments or educational institutions
will create other relationships in addition to the examples listed above. These examples
are not intended to restrict or narrowly define the partnership. APS will require some
form of written agreement or correspondence between the parties acknowledging the
partnership at the time of the RFP proposal submittal. Further documentation details will
be described in the RFP at the time of the release in late March, 2009.
How to Explore Developer Partnerships:
If you are a municipality, government or educational institute and are interested in being
contacted by a renewable energy small generation developer to explore possible
partnerships, please complete the following information below and email to
? Street Address (Preferred) or P.O. Box
? City & State
? Zip Code
? Contact Name
? Contact Phone Number
? Contact E-Mail Address
This information will be posted on the Renewable Energy Small Generation RFP website
for interested renewable energy small generation developers to contact you.