Phoenix, January 27, 2010 — In an effort to attract and acquire new renewable energy projects for the benefit of its retail customers, Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) announces two requests for proposals, one for new sources of solar photovoltaic energy and the other for Arizona-based wind power.
The RFP for solar photovoltaic seeks projects between 15 MW and 50 MW. Projects must employ commercially proven technology.
APS hopes to procure about 220,000 MWh annually from this solicitation. Respondents are required to provide proposals for long-term power purchase agreements and/or turnkey (developer-built with APS purchasing the project when completed) agreements.
Interested parties are encouraged to participate in the photovoltaic RFP bidder’s conference on March 12, 2010. RFP submissions are due April 7, 2010.
The solicitation for Arizona-based wind energy seeks projects between 15 MW and 100 MW located entirely within Arizona. As with the solar RFP, respondents are required to provide proposals for long-term power purchase and/or turnkey agreements.
Interested parties are encouraged to participate in the Arizona-based wind RFP bidder’s teleconference on March 17, 2010.
Both RFPs are part of the recent Arizona Corporation Commission-approved, and broadly supported rate settlement agreement signed by Arizona Public Service Co. and 21 other parties.
APS serves about 1.1 million customers in 11 of the state’s 15 counties. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the principal subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp.