SRP seeks proposals for large renewable energy projects
Salt River Project has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 100 megawatts (MW) of new renewable energy. The renewable energy projects selected in the process are intended to help SRP support interest in renewable energy from its business customers by expanding its customer-dedicated green energy programs for large commercial and industrial customers.
Smaller size projects will be considered, but must have a minimum capacity of 25MW.
The RFPs consider a number of technologies, including solar, wind, geothermal and biomass. SRP also encourages bids for renewable energy projects that include a battery storage component.
SRP is seeking green energy projects that can be delivered to SRP’s transmission system and begin operation by the end of 2020, and will consider proposals for renewable facilities both in and outside of SRP’s service territory in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, including tribal lands. The bids must also include a proposal for a long-term (25 year) power purchase agreement.
Renewable energy proposals in response to this RFP must be submitted to SRP by March 9, 2018. A short list selection will be issued by SRP by the end of April 2018.
Additional information about the RFP including instructions on how to register to submit proposals is available at www.srpnet.com/RenewableRFP.
SRP’s Fiscal Year 2017 generation portfolio incorporates 838 MW of renewable energy resources, including solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydroelectric power.
SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP is also the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.