September 28, 2011 – Duke Energy Carolinas issued an RFP to purchase up to 1500 megawatts of intermediate and/or peaking electricity generation in the 2015 to 2017 timeframe. The company says it has a “diverse and long-term sustainable strategy to ensure it can deliver on its commitment to customers to provide affordable, reliable and clean electricity today and for decades to come”.
The RFP is driven by the company’s plan to retire all unscrubbed coal-fired generation in the Carolinas (where it is not economical to install a sulphur-dioxide scrubber) by 2015. These retirements are being driven by “known and anticipated stricter federal environmental regulations,” adds Duke.
Proposals from qualified bidders will be evaluated based on cost and other factors. Respondents must deliver capacity and energy for a minimum of one year on dates between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2017. Consideration will also be given for proposals that start prior to January 1, 2015. Proposals are due no later than November 1, 2011 at 5 p.m. Eastern.
Interested parties can CLICK HERE to review the RFP guidelines. Enquiries can also be made to DukeEnergyCarolinaRFP@burnsmcd.com
A separate RFP for renewable energy and Renewable Energy Certificates from wind resources is also being administered by Duke Energy Carolinas. CLICK HERE for information on that.
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