Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL) plans to issue a request for proposals (RFP) to solicit bids for wind energy resources. Below is a summary of the requirements of the RFP and instructions to initiate the registration process for prospective bidders.
The RFP documents contain guidelines and requirements for proposals including, but not limited to:
- Proposed projects shall be renewable wind energy resources, considering existing, re-powered, and/or new assets, with a preferred operational date no later than September 1, 2020
- Company is seeking projects with a nameplate capacity of nominally 200 MW; proposed projects shall have a minimum nameplate capacity of 25 MW
- Company will accept proposals for sales of existing assets; develop-transfers (D-T) or build-transfers (B-T); and/or power purchase agreements (PPAs)
- Company requires that energy output from the project be delivered financially to a MISO Commercial Pricing Node (CPNode), including any and all costs associated with mitigating transmission congestion and/or third party transmission service
- Company will consider proposals that contain projects located on a single site or located across multiple sites
- Projects shall demonstrate adequate development, including wind resource and site suitability, including an ability to attain all applicable permits and approvals
- Projects must either have an existing Generator Interconnection Agreement (GIA), or have a MISO queue position in the August 2016 Definitive Planning Phase (DPP) study cycle or earlier and demonstrate that receipt of a GIA is attainable to support the proposed project schedule
- PPA proposals shall consider a minimum term of 20 years. A PPA term shorter than 20 years may be considered if it includes an option to extend to 20 years or an option to purchase before year 20.
- Proposals for new wind resources, including re-power, are expected to demonstrate PTC qualification
- In 2016, WPL procured turbine components sufficient to qualify a 200 MW wind generation project for PTCs. A Bidder may include these turbine components as the PTC qualification method for a B-T project, if desired
The proposals shall demonstrate bidder’s qualifications and relevant experience with wind generation resources and similar delivery structures.
Interested parties must review and sign a mutual non-disclosure agreement, accessible through Alliant Energy’s website. All bids must be received by Friday, July 21 at 5pm CST.
More information on the RFP can be found here.
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