Portland General Electric Issues Renewables RFP


Portland General Electric (PGE) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to prospective bidders to supply renewable power to help meet its customers' future energy needs.

PGE is seeking to acquire up to 218 MW of mid- to long-term renewable energy, including but not limited to solar and wind energy. These resources must be available to come online between 2009 and 2014.

Acceptable proposals for renewable resources must include power purchase agreements, as well as equity positions in renewable resources or projects. Renewable resources must meet the requirements of Oregon's Renewable Energy Standard, as defined in Senate Bill 838.

‘By seeking proposals for new projects, PGE is expanding on our commitment to provide renewable energy for our customers,’ says Jim Lobdell, PGE's vice president for power operations and resource strategy. ‘We hope this RFP will encourage a number of proposals from bidders, large and small, who share our concern for the environment.’

PGE will hold a bidders' workshop on April 29 at 10 a.m. at its Portland headquarters. Bidders must submit three hard copies and an electronic copy of their bids no later than 4 p.m. on June 4. Information about the workshop, copies of the RFP, details for submitting bids, and other news and updates can be obtained at www.PortlandGeneralRFP.com.

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