Arizona Public Service Company (APS) announced plans to add new wind and solar resources to its portfolio for a total of 2,500 MW by 2021 – or enough to power more than half a million Arizona homes.
The company plans to issue two new requests for proposal (RFPs) by September 15, 2019. One RFP will pursue up to 250 MW of wind resources to be in service as soon as possible, but no later than 2022. The other RFP is seeking competitive proposals for up to 150 MW of APS-owned solar resources to be in service by 2021.
This solar generation will be designed with the flexibility to add energy storage as a future option.
For each RFP, a different third-party, independent monitor will review the entire procurement process. More specific information about each solicitation will be released in the coming weeks. However, the RFPs will allow commercial customers to partner with APS in support of their own clean energy goals.
APS serves about 2.7 million people in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties, and is the Southwest’s foremost producer of clean, safe and reliable electricity.