NV Energy is seeking proposals for an additional 100 MW of renewable energy resources for southern Nevada customers as part of its 2015 request for proposals (RFP) for renewable energy resources.
The 2015 RFP will be combined with the previously issued 2014 renewable energy RFP for a total of up to 200 MW of new renewable energy resources. The company had issued a 100 MW RFP in October 2014, with plans to issue an additional 100 MW RFP in late 2015.
NV Energy says the Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and interested stakeholders have expressed a desire to see additional renewable energy resources developed prior to the expiration federal energy tax credits. As a result, the PUC recently issued an order that requested NV Energy to accelerate issuance of the 2015 RFP and combine it with the previously issued 2014 RFP for evaluation and negotiations with winning bidders. Bidders in the original 2014 RFP will be provided an opportunity to refresh their original proposals.
Merrimack Energy Group will continue to serve as the independent evaluator for the RFPs, and PowerAdvocate will provide the response platform and related technology for the RFP process.
To provide additional details about the combined evaluation process for the 2014 and 2015 RFPs, and to answer questions from potential bidders, NV Energy is holding a bidders conference webinar at 9:30 a.m. (PPT) on Tuesday, Feb. 3. The last day that bids can be revised or submitted is Feb. 16, 2015, and the company anticipates finalizing a shortlist for each of the 2014 and 2015 RFPs by April 16, 2015.
NV Energy requests that all parties interested in becoming a bidder for the 2015 RFP should complete and submit a bidder's registration and contact information form that can be found here.