Distributed Energy Resources

Salt River Project seeks proposals for up to 400 MW of solar

Arizona public power utility Salt River Project has issued a request for proposals for up to 400 megawatts (MW) of new solar energy.

The RFP seeks proposals for up to 200 MW of solar to be sited on the Navajo Nation while the remaining 200 MW is not location-specific but must be able to be delivered to SRP’s transmission system.

Once contracted, the 400 MW will position SRP to achieve its goal in acquiring 1,000 MW of new solar energy by 2025, SRP noted on Jan. 15.

SRP and the Navajo Nation have been working together to develop the RFP, the utility said.

SRP is asking respondents to provide competitive solar project proposals that are a minimum of 100 MW and up to 200 MW in size.

To ensure the best pricing for SRP customers, proposed projects must be able to achieve commercial operation by no later than December 2023 so that the projects may take advantage of expiring federal tax incentives, SRP said.

Proposals must be submitted to SRP by May 4, 2020 and selection of new resources is expected to be completed by July 2020.

Additional information about the RFP is available here.