Responding to a requirement from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, NV Energy has announced that it is seeking proposals to secure 25 megawatts of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-defined “qualifying facility” resources in southern Nevada and 25 megawatts of such qualifying facilities in northern Nevada.
Qualifying facilities are defined as generating resources that align with the provisions of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) of 1978, which was passed to encourage the conservation of electric energy, to increase efficiency in the use of facilities and resources by electric utilities, and to provide equitable retail rates for electric consumers. Under PURPA, qualifying generating resources are generating facilities of 80 megawatts or less that either use renewable resources as the primary energy source or facilities that sequentially produce electricity and another form of useful thermal energy such as heat or steam.
NV Energy requests that all parties interested in becoming a bidder for the Qualifying Facility Request for Proposals access the company’s website at https://www.nvenergy.com/QualifyingFacility2017RFP and follow each of the directives under the “Steps to Complete” section of the webpage.
Bids are due July 6, 2017. It is anticipated that the commercial operation date of the winning bids will be December 31, 2020 or earlier.
NV Energy will use PowerAdvocate as the response platform for the Request for Proposals (RFP) process. NV Energy reserves the right to supplement, amend, cancel or otherwise modify this Request for Proposals with or without the substitution of another RFP.
SOURCE: NV Energy