Distributed Energy Resources

GRDA seeks up to 200 MW of renewables through solicitation

Oklahoma’s Grand River Dam Authority on Aug. 23 issued a request for proposals to procure up to 200 megawatts of renewable energy, capacity and environmental attributes from solar, wind, and/or hybrid generation projects.

In the RFP, GRDA said it would consider proposals to contract for the output, with option of future ownership, of renewable energy projects located in the Southwest Power Pool.

GRDA is seeking to purchase power from new or existing solar or wind generation projects that provide the best value to GRDA customers.

Proposals in response to the RFP will be due by 2:00 PM CT on September 30, 2019.

GRDA’s current, active generation fleet totaling approximately 2,100 MW includes gas-fired combined cycle units, a coal-fired unit, conventional hydroelectric facilities and a pumped storage hydroelectric facility.

GRDA also purchases power and energy from several municipally-owned generating facilities. GRDA’s supply portfolio also includes four contracts for the purchase of wind power and energy.

Additional information is available is here.

GRDA generates, transmits and sells electricity to Oklahoma municipalities, electric cooperatives and industrial customers, as well as off-system customers across a four-state region.