Puget Sound Energy (PSE), a Bellevue, Wash.-based subsidiary of Puget Energy, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to develop a solar-powered generating facility at the company's nearly completed Wild Horse Wind Project in eastern Washington.
The RFP is for the design and construction of a 500 kW solar facility in Kittitas County. According to the company, the Wild Horse solar project is expected to generate electricity by late 2007. The project's power output would feed into the transmission system that carries electricity from PSE's 127-turbine Wild Horse wind farm to homes and businesses throughout the utility's service area.
‘The pilot project at Wild Horse will promote solar development and help PSE gain a better understanding of how solar power can be integrated into our broader power-supply portfolio,’ says Stephen P. Reynolds, PSE's chairman, president and chief executive officer.
Proposals for the design, engineering, procurement, supply, installation, commissioning, and testing of the system are due by Feb. 1, 2007. Those interested in submitting proposals should contact Stephen Emmert at (425) 456-2584 or visit www.pse.com for more information.