The City of Palo Alto, Calif., is seeking renewable resources to meet its 33% by 2015 renewable portfolio standard (RPS).
Per its request for proposals (RFP), Palo Alto seeks to contract for power for terms ranging from five to 30 years from any resource that meets the California Energy Commission's RPS eligibility criteria. Palo Alto notes that it has a ‘strong preference’ for proposals that would qualify as portfolio content category.
The City seeks to contract for projects (or off-take shares of projects) yielding between 30 GWh and 80 GWh of electric output per year, with deliveries beginning in 2021. For projects that will be operational prior to 2021, Palo Alto would also like to have an option to purchase the pre-2021 project output that is available – although proposals are not required to include this option.
Over the past few years, the City of Palo Alto has executed five power purchase agreements for a total of 125 MW of solar PV.
Proposals for the RFP are due by May 21. To learn more, click here.