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Community solar garden 1.5 MW 100% Standard Offer (IQ)

We are seeking bids from Community Solar Garden Developers for a 1.5 MW (AC) standard offering. This project is exclusively designed to benefit income-qualified participants.

Income Qualified (or IQ) shall mean the statutory definition of “low income” established by SB 21-272 and codified in 40-2-108(3)(d)(III), C.R.S.

The company proposes to establish a Standard Offer REC value equal to the weighted average REC price of projects bid into the last completive CSG solicitation.

Capacity will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Established submission window is November 15, 2023 8am MST. Submissions made outside of the established window will not be considered.


All bids must be submitted exclusively through the online application portal. Please use the Community Solar Garden Program application.

As part of your 1.5 MW standard offer proposal please complete the provided forms, and subsequently upload the finalized documents through the designated portal when prompted.

Black Hills Colorado Electric, LLC 2023 Standard Offer IQ documents

All required non-refundable $1,000 bid fees can be settled through either wire transfer or be transmitted by express, certified or registered mail, or hand-delivered to the Black Hills Energy Service Center Location. Proof of payment must be included in bid submission.

Wiring Instructions

Wells Fargo Bank
ABA #: 121000248
ABA for ACH#: 091400046
Account Name: Black Hills Colorado Electric
Account #: 3418228874

Please Mail Payment to:

Black Hills Energy
Attn: Renewable Energy Department
105 S. Victoria Ave
Pueblo, CO 81003

CSG 1.5 MW standard offer bid responses are due by Friday, December 15, 2023 5 p.m. MST.  


Next Steps

See the table below for important due dates and milestones regarding the 2023 CSG 1.5 MW Standard Offering.


November 15, 2023

Issue Date

November 27, 2023

Information Meeting (Time TBD)

December 15, 2023 Bids Due

December 29, 2023

Acceptance Notifications

24 months from execution of the RFP CSG Agreement 

Completion due date