Several requests for proposals ("RFPs") have been issued recently with July deadlines. Here’s a brief summary of each:
- Progress Energy Carolinas is seeking proposals for energy and renewable energy certificates from newly constructed or existing wind projects of at least 5 MW to comply with North Carolina’s renewable energy portfolio standard. Projects do not have to be located in North Carolina. The deadline for proposals is currently set at 5:00 p.m. EST, July 25. The utility anticipates shortlisting in August and executing final contracts in late October. More information can be found here.
- Tucson Electric Power and UniSource Energy Services are seeking up to 50 MW of Arizona-based wind generation. There will be a bidder teleconference at 1:30 p.m. PST on Monday July 18. Bids are currently due by 4:00 p.m. PPT on August 25 and the utilities expect to make a decision by September 30. Information about the joint request for proposals can be found here.
- The City of Roseville, California, through its electric department, Roseville Electric, seeks to procure eligible renewable energy resources from renewable electrical generation facilities as defined by California’s SBX1-2. Targeted procurement is outlined on the request for offer document. The deadline to submit questions is July 22. Responses are currently due July 26 and the City anticipates shortlisting on or about September 30. More information is available here.
- National Grid has issued a second request for proposals for renewable energy in Rhode Island. The Narragansett Electric Company d/b/a National Grid is seeking proposals for capacity, energy, and renewable energy credits under 10-15 year contracts. A bidders conference will be held on July 15 in Rhode Island. Notices of Intent to Bid are currently due by 5:00 p.m. EPT on July 20, and proposals will be due by 5:00 p.m. EPT on August 4. Details can be found here.