April 2 (Renewables Now) - The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the largest public power utility in the US, is seeking to contract 200 MW of renewable energy projects, possibly with battery storage capacity.
Eligible projects need to be put on stream by the end of 2022, TVA announced on Monday, saying it will await proposals by May 15, 2019. Projects submitted under the request for proposal (RfP) may or may not include a battery storage component.
The solicitation will be carried out in line with TVA’s plan to triple its solar portfolio by 2021 and meet the growing demand for clean energy in the Tennessee Valley. The federally-owned utility noted that the power to be contracted will fit the overall demand for renewable electricity within its service area.
Back in 2017, TVA launched a 200-MW renewables RfP that resulted in almost 675 MW of contracted projects. Some of those will supply power to data centres owned by Internet giants Google and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB).