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May 2, 2016 Seminole Electric Cooperative RFP (RFP No. FC 2021) seeking qualified bidders to provide 600 MW of firm capacity by June 2021 with total needs increasing to 1,000 MW in June 2022 and thereafter. Proposals from renewable resources must be greater than a minimum of 25 MW. Non-dispatchable renewable proposals of 75 MW or more will not be eligible. Bidders should complete a Seminole Bidder Qualification Questionnaire and must submit the bid proposals via e-mail to
Contact: Jason Peters
May 13, 2016 PSEG Long Island RFP seeking 100 MW of renewable resources in Glenwood and 160 MW in Far Rockaway by December 31, 2020, increasing to 275 MW in Far Rockaway by 2030. The RFP is open to all resource types, including conventional generation, energy efficiency, demand response, distributed energy resources, and energy storage resources. A webinar will be held on Feb. 11, 2016.
Contact: Edmund Petrocelli, 516-222-3643
May 15, 2016 EPB RFP seeking proposals from qualified contractors for the labor and materials needed to build the first of two community solar power generation facilities under its Solar Share pilot project. The first project will be built in the Bakewell community of northern Hamilton County and the second one is planned near existing EPB facilities in Chattanooga. The two projects will provide a combined 1.35 megawatt generation capacity.
Contact: 423-648-1372
May 20, 2016 South Mississippi Electric Power Association (SMEPA) RFI seeking up to 400 MW of capacity and energy or energy only for a project to start in 2020. SMEPA will consider both traditional and renewable proposals in order to meet future power requirements of its customers. Various proposal structures are acceptable. The RFI process will be managed by Burns & McDonnell.
Burns & McDonnell Contact: Jon Summerville, 816-822-4354
May 31, 2016 Pacific Power RFP seeking proposals for the 2016 Blue Sky funding awards, which cover up to 100 percent of the capital costs to install qualifying, new renewable energy systems at non-residential sites within the Pacific Power service area. Eligible technologies include wind, solar, low-emissions biomass, wave, landfill gas, certified low-impact hydro, pipeline or irrigation canal hydropower and geothermal. Projects must be operational by December 31, 2017, with the possibility of extension.
June 10, 2016 Portland General Electric Company (PGE) RFP seeking proposals for qualified suppliers interested in providing an integrated package of services, including renewable energy marketing, community outreach and customer retention/acquisition programs, and/or the sourcing of Renewable Energy Certificates to support the PGE's voluntary renewable energy options. Purchase agreement(s) that result from this RFP shall be governed by a PGE's Master Agreement for Service. If a bidder has already executed an agreement, please include a copy of the existing agreement as part of the response. Notice of intent to bid is due by Tuesday, May 3, 2016.
Contact: Doug Lazar, 503-464-2165
As available Innovative Solar Systems RFP seeking bids from potential buyers of nine utility-scale solar projects under construction totaling over 300 MW. The projects range in size from 20 MW to 80 MW, and will be online by the end of 2016 or in 2017. The company's projections indicate an approximate return of 15% for the debt equity investor and about a 35% return for the tax credit investor.
Contact: John E. Green, 828-215-9064

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