SIGECO Issues 2nd RFP Targeting Wind, Solar & Solar + Storage

CenterPoint Energy’s Indiana-based electric and gas business, SIGECO is opening a new RFP to seek a combination of wind, solar and solar + storage resources

CenterPoint Energy has announced that its Indiana-based electric and gas business, Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Co (SIGECO) is opening a new request for proposals (RFP) to seek a combination of wind, solar and solar + storage resources to meet the future needs of its 145,000 electric customers in southwestern Indiana.

“While we continue negotiating for active projects identified in our first ever All-Source RFP, conducted as part of our most recent Integrated Resource Plan, additional projects are required to fill the remaining need,” said Steve Greenley, senior vice president, Generation Development. “We are excited to enter the next phase of our electric generation resource transition.”

This RFP will assist in identifying replacement generation capacity beginning in 2023. SIGECO recently completed its 2019/2020 Integrated Resource Plan in which the company announced plans to retire 730 MW of coal-fired generation by 2024 and largely fill its ongoing energy need with renewable generation. Specifically, the company is seeking 700 to 1,000 MW of solar and solar + storage as well as 300 MW of wind resources.

The last date for submission of proposals in response to the RfP is September 23, 2020, and the initial review will begin on the same date. The shortlisted candidates will be revealed on November 5, 2020.

Only resources capable of firm deliverability to MISO Local Resource Zone 6 will be considered.

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In June, AES had issued a Request for Proposals (RfP), seeking new and repowered carbon-free renewable energy projects for its customers in the PJM area, inclusive of AES’ strategic alliance with Google. The firm is seeking proposals for the purchase of up to 1 GW of energy, environmental attributes, ancillary services, and capacity from newly constructed renewable energy projects with commercial operation dates between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2023 in PJM.

The firm will consider both unit contingent and fixed hourly shape structures from new solar, new DC-coupled solar + storage, new/repowered wind, and other new carbon-free energy sources within PJM.

More recently, AEP Energy Partners (AEPEP), a subsidiary of American Electric Power Company (AEP) had announced that it is seeking proposals for off-take from new solar and new or repowered wind facilities located in PJM. The firm has announced that it is seeking renewable energy purchase agreements of 10, 12 or 15 years for facilities that begin operation between 2020 and 2023. While also adding that proposals with alternative terms will also be accepted.

As per the request for proposals issued by the company, the notice of intent to bid must be received by AEPEP latest by Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, and the proposal packages should be submitted online by August 28, 2020.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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