CPS opens RFP for almost 1.5 GW of solar, storage, firming capacity
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US municipally owned electric and gas utility CPS Energy has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) for up to 900 MW of solar and 50 MW of energy storage capacity.
Proposals for 500 MW of firming capacity are also sought as part of the competitive round, the Texas-based company said on Tuesday. The RfP was launched to support CPS Energy’s FlexPOWER Bundle initiative, through which it aims to replace ageing power generation capacity and introduce new technologies.
Both large and small-scale proposals for solar, energy storage and new technologies are invited to participate. Community solar and storage projects are also eligible. All interested parties will be able to bid by February 1, 2021, while shortlisted candidates will be announced by the next summer.
Earlier this year, CPS Energy conducted a Request for Information (RFI) that attracted almost 200 responses from global energy providers. It also served to provide input about solutions for the next phase of the utility’s Save for Tomorrow Energy Plan (STEP) efficiency and conservation scheme. A RfP in relation to this programme is planned to be released in January 2021.
Veselina Petrova is one of Renewables Now's most experienced green energy writers. For several years she has been keeping track of game-changing events both large and small projects and across the globe.