Thursday, December 14, 2017

USA, Arizona: Utility to Seek 100 MW of New Renewable Energy in 2018

SRP to Seek Proposals for Large Renewable Energy Projects (News Release)

Requests Ask for Solar, Wind and Other Renewable Technologies Including Geothermal

Salt River Project (SRP) of Arizona is preparing to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) in early 2018 for 100 MW of new renewable energy. The renewable energy projects selected in the process are intended to help SRP expand its customer-dedicated green energy programs for large commercial and industrial customers.

The RFPs will be issued next month and will consider a number of technologies, including solar, wind, geothermal and biomass. SRP will also accept bids for renewable energy projects that include a battery storage component.

SRP is seeking green energy projects that could 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.

Additional details and a date to issue the RFP will be available in early January.

SRP’s Fiscal Year 2017 generation portfolio incorporates 838 MW of renewable energy resources, including solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydroelectric power.

The SRP website lists two existing geothermal PPA's:

  • Imperial Valley Geothermal Plants: SRP has signed a 23-year agreement with CalEnergy, LLC to purchase up to 87 MW of geothermal energy a year from a number of plants located in the Imperial Valley of Southern California.
  • Cove Fort Geothermal Project: SRP has signed a 20-year agreement to purchase the entire output of the Cove Fort Geothermal Project, a new 25-MW geothermal power generation project located in Beaver County, Utah.

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