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Research Idea Details




Value-Based Selection Criteria and Contracting for Highway Renewable Energy Projects

Focus Area





Under $99,000


Under 1 year

Research Idea Scope

State DOTs are beginning to explore the use of highway ROW for accommodating renewable energy technology. Early adopters have noted that developing public-private partnership agreements and contracts with private entities has been a challenge in implementing highway renewable energy projects. They have expressed a need for guidance in this area. The objective of the project would be to develop example contracting parameters for state DOTs seeking to work with third-party renewable energy developers and/or utilities to construct and manage renewable energy projects in highway right-of-way.

Urgency and Payoff

The proposed research would address real needs of AASHTO and NCHRP stakeholders.

Suggested By

Diane Turchetta US DOT-FHWA 202-493-0158

Posting Date

June 4, 2015

New - items posted in the last 7 days (30 days for TERI)

AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials)
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