The Nebraska Public Power District has two open RFPs that may be of interest to renewable energy developers. 

In Request for Proposal (RFP) 10018, the District announced that it intends to expand its power supply by adding wind-powered resources to its generation portfolio . The District seeks proposals to provide power from wind projects between 50 megawatts (MWs) and 300 MWs capacity.  The resulting PPAs would have a term of 20 years.  Bids are due by 5:00 pm Central Time on June 4, 2010.

The District also issued Request for Proposal (RFP) 10005, a separate request for energy, capacity and  environmental attributes from small renewable energy projects.  The solicitation defines a small project as one with a nameplate capacity at each location of less than ten (10) MW but greater than the maximum size allowed in the interconnecting utility’s Net Metering Policy.   Bids are due by 5:00 pm Central Time on September 1, 2010.

The District’s contact for each RFP is Sarah Hopwood, Tel 402 563-5405, Fax 402 563-5034