Portland General Electric Co. (PGE) has issued a request for proposals seeking power generating resources to help PGE comply with Oregon's renewable energy standard.
‘A growing percentage of the electricity we deliver to our customers comes from renewable resources,’ says Jim Lobdell, PGE's vice president for power operations and resource strategy. ‘This RFP will be an important step in meeting the state's renewable power goals.’
The RFP seeks approximately 100 average MW of renewable power. Renewable generation resources must meet a minimum size of at least 10 MW and can represent a variety of technologies including wind, geothermal, biomass, biogas, solar and hydroelectric power.
PGE may acquire a single resource or a mix of resources to achieve the total desired renewable energy target, and anticipates the resources acquired will be brought into the company's portfolio in the 2013-2017 timeframe.
PGE intends to submit a benchmark proposal in the renewable RFP process, which will be due Oct. 30. Bids from outside parties are due Nov. 13. The independent evaluator will not release the bids to PGE until scoring of the benchmark proposal has been completed and sealed.
More information on the RFP is available here.