PacifiCorp issues RFP for 4,338MW of new renewable energy, battery storage capacity.
PacifiCorp, the parent company of Rocky Mountain Power, has issued what it calls the largest request for proposals for renewable energy projects in company history.
The company is looking for competitive resources to connect to its 10-state transmission system. According to its Integrated Resource Plan, the company plans to add 1,823 megawatts of new solar resources, 595 megawatts of new battery energy storage, and 1,920 megawatts of new wind resources by the end of 2023.
That is enough power to light nearly three million typical homes with renewable energy.
The company is accepting bids for a variety of resource types and bid structures, including forms of power-purchase, battery storage, and build-transfer agreements. PacifiCorp is not planning any self-build resources, so it will not be competing with independent developers.
The projects must be ready by December 31, 2024.
The company expects most of the proposals to be wind or solar resource-based but intends to consider a variety of qualifying production proposals.
8 July 2020