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SRP RFP seeks renewable projects, encourages bids with storage

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Arizona-based Salt River Project Salt River Project has issued a request for proposals for 100 megawatts of new renewable energy, the public power utility said on Jan. 19.

The renewable energy projects selected in the process are intended to help SRP support interest in renewable energy from its business customers by expanding its customer-dedicated green energy programs for large commercial and industrial customers, SRP said.

Smaller size projects will be considered, but must have a minimum capacity of 25 MW.

Solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass projects will be considered. SRP is also encouraging bids for renewable energy projects that include a battery storage component.

SRP said that it is seeking green energy projects that can be delivered to SRP's transmission system and begin operation by the end of 2020. It will consider proposals for renewable facilities both in and outside of SRP's service territory in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, including tribal lands.

The bids must also include a proposal for a long-term (25 year) power purchase agreement.

Renewable energy proposals in response to the RFP must be submitted to SRP by March 9, 2018. A short list selection will be issued by SRP by the end of April 2018.

Additional information about the RFP including instructions on how to register to submit proposals is available at srpnet.com/RenewableRFP.

SRP's Fiscal Year 2017 generation portfolio incorporates 838 MW of renewable energy resources, including solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydroelectric power.