Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for small-scale renewable energy resources. NPPD's RFP calls for a power purchase agreement from small-scale electric generation projects of less than 10 MW nameplate capacity that qualify under the Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act.
According to NPPD engineer Frank Thompson, small-scale renewable energy resources that could be considered include small wind projects, solar energy, biomass, low-head hydroelectric or existing hydroelectric efficiency improvements, and co-generation via waste heat utilization or efficiency improvements.
The RFP calls for the generating facility or facilities to be operational on or before Dec. 1, 2010. Actual in-service date will be subject to negotiations. The deadline for submission of proposals is Sept. 1, 2009.
The RFP is available here.
SOURCE: Nebraska Public Power District