Entergy Arkansas, a unit of US utility Entergy Corp (NYSE:ETR), has issued a request for proposals (RfP) with the aim of adding 1 GW of solar and wind power generation capacity to its fleet.
The procurement is seen to lift the share of renewable energy in the power mix supplied to customers, which currently is dominated by nuclear energy, Entergy said last week.
Under the RfP, the utility is seeking a combination of one or more build-own-transfer agreements, self-build alternatives, and/or one or more power purchase agreements (PPAs) that will guarantee supplies from facilities coming into operation between May 2025 and December 2026. Contracted solar projects should be located within Entergy Arkansas’ service territory, while the wind resources could be sited in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) or Southwest Power Pool areas.
Energy Arkansas is delivering electricity to 728,000 customers from nuclear, coal, natural gas, solar and hydropower generation. Around 70% of its fuel mix comes from nuclear and some 16% from hydropower. The utility currently owns 281 MW of solar parks.
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