COLUMBUS: American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for voluntary carbon market projects that are capable of generating carbon offsets in accordance with the various American Carbon Registry (ACR) or Climate Action Reserve (CAR) standards, protocols and methodologies. Proposed projects must be located within AMP’s seven-state footprint of Delaware, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
At this time, AMP is limiting proposals to the following categories: forest management; afforestation and reforestation; coal mine methane; landfill methane; wastewater treatment; and anaerobic digestion.
There is no requirement that electric generation (kilowatt hours) be included as a product of these carbon offset projects, but projects with an electric generation component will not be rejected for that reason. AMP will review proposals for both existing projects that can meet the ACR/CAR criteria as well as proposals for new projects. Accepted project(s) will be subject to independent measurement and verification procedures in accordance with the appropriate standard or protocol. Electronic proposals are due no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, March 14, 2014. Proposals are to be submitted to:
Cody Dill, Environmental Engineer
American Municipal Power, Inc.
1111 Schrock Road, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43229
Both hard copy and electronic submissions of the proposal are required. The electronic copy must be submitted by the requested time and date. The hard copy may be submitted within 72 hours of the electronic submittal.
For more information on proposal submissions, including scope of work, schedule, commercial terms and form of proposal, download the proposal: RFP_for_carbon_offsets_FINAL_Feb-7-2014
AMP’s interest in carbon markets stems from its early participation in the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). Since 2010, AMP has developed two carbon forestry (reforestation) projects in Ohio – 25 acres with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources – Division of Forestry and 185 acres with the Columbiana County Park District. AMP’s efforts to develop similar projects is continuing, but carbon offset diversification is desired as well.
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