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Navajo Tribal Utility Authority Seeks Power Supply Proposals

The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) recently issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking power and energy for the Navajo Nation.

The RFP, which was issued in December 2021, seeks a three-year, five-year, and seven-year firm supply of power and energy to be delivered to the trading hubs at the Four Corners/Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Shiprock and WAPA Pinnacle Peak delivery points.

Proposals are due by Feb. 4, 2022 and the RFP is available for download here.

Arizona-based NTUA was established on Jan. 22, 1959, to address the absence of utilities on the 27,000 square-mile Navajo Nation. Since then, NTUA has grown into a self-sustaining, not-for-profit, successful tribally-owned enterprise.

NTUA is organized for the operation, maintenance and expansion of electric, communications, natural gas, water, wastewater and generation, including photovoltaic (solar) services for the Navajo people at a low and reasonable cost.

In addition to providing multi-utility services, other objectives of NTUA are to promote employment opportunities on the Navajo Nation and to improve the health and welfare of the residents of the Navajo Nation while improving the standard of life.