The City of Palo Alto, Calif., is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide electric power generated by renewable resources -- with or without energy storage capacity -- to meet the city’s long-term electric supply portfolio needs.
The utility will consider all California renewable portfolio standard (RPS)-eligible renewable resources.
These resources include, with some limitations:
- Biomethane Fuel cell using renewable fuels
- Small Hydroelectric
- Municipal solid waste
- Ocean wave
- Ocean thermal
- Solar PV
- Solar thermal electric
- Tidal current
In addition, the city will accept proposals from zero-carbon resources that are not RPS-eligible (e.g., large hydroelectric).
If a bidder chooses to include an energy storage system in a proposal, the facility should have a duration of four hours, although proposals may include pricing for longer-duration configurations as well.
Proposals must be received by June 28, 2022.
The RFP is available here.