In 2008, RVCOG worked with the Geos Institute, (formerly the National Center for Conservation Science and Policy) and the Climate Leadership Initiative (CLI) to host what was called a Climate Futures Forum. In this process, also referred to as Phase I, the Geos Institute developed local climate change projections for the Rogue Basin and worked with CLI and RVCOG to coordinate and run several workshops to help local leaders develop recommendations to address risks from climate change. The process engaged participants from multiple sectors (economic, social/emergency services, infrastructure, and natural systems) to help identify actions that would help more than one sector.
1. Can you more clearly define the applications the assessment is to include. For example is it to include residential, commercial/industrial and municipal applications of renewable energy? (Including residential applications would greatly influence the scope of work.)
This is covered on Page 4, under Task 1, Section E of the RFP, where it says that the contractor shall, “prepare an overall score for each of the renewable energy technologies based on technical and market potential…” The market potential should identify which technologies would be appropriate for residential, commercial, industrial and municipal operations.
2. I don’t see any inclusion of biofuels in the analysis. Is this not to be taken into consideration?
Biofuel is considered to be a source of renewable energy. The study is not limited to the renewable energy technologies listed on Page 3, under Task 1, Section C.
3. It appears that technologies that ultimately produce electricity are only being considered, is this true, or are other renewable energy uses to be considered?
The focus of the study is to identify renewable energy technologies that can generate electricity.