On August 18, 2009, Detroit Edison issued request for proposals (RFPs) seeking additional renewable energy resources for its portfolio.
The first RFP involves development of a Michigan-based wind farm (or farms) capable of producing up to 75 MW of new wind power. The facilities must be operational by Dec. 31, 2011. Detroit Edison plans to take ownership of the facilities upon completion of construction, and to receive 100 percent of the wind energy and renewable energy credits. Responses to this RFP are due by Nov. 2, 2009.
The second RFP seeks long-term (20-year) agreements for the purchase of capacity, energy and renewable energy credits from approximately 106 MW of renewable energy resources. Eligible facilities include wind, solar, landfill gas and biomass. Responses to this RFP are due by Oct. 23, 2009.