Alliant Energy utility in Iowa seeks 200 MW of wind energy

The Alliant Energy Iowa utility, Interstate Power and Light, has issued a request for proposals for up to 200 MW of in-state wind energy.

The request is being managed by Alliant Energy Corporate Services. Interested parties should review the request, including the mutual non-disclosure agreement at the website listed below.

Proposals are due by May 20, 2015.

The company will accept proposals for an initial contract term of 10 years and will consider proposals with optional longer durations, according to the request. The company prefers proposals that comment delivery by Jan. 1, 2017.

This entire resource does not necessarily have to be met by the output of a single resource or a single site. An individual resource should be at least 25 MW and no more than 200 MW.

Proposals will be evaluated in comparison to market alternatives based on a “reasonable price” assessment, considering primarily the cost impact to IPL‘s customers, with consideration given to local congestion and loss costs.

IPL is a member of the Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO), and is a member of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO).

Alliant utility Wisconsin Power and Light (WPL) has announced plans to build a 650 MW combined-cycle natural gas power plant at the company’s Riverside Energy Center near Beloit, Wis.

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Wayne Barber, Chief Analyst for the GenerationHub, has been covering power generation, energy and natural resources issues at national publications for more than 22 years. Prior to joining PennWell he was editor of Generation Markets Week at SNL Financial for nine years. He has also worked as a business journalist at both McGraw-Hill and Financial Times Energy. Wayne also worked as a newspaper reporter for several years. During his career has visited nuclear reactors and coal mines as well as coal and natural gas power plants.

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