in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

Puget Sound Energy (PSE), the utility subsidiary of Puget Energy, is pursuing the acquisition of 560 MW of new, long-term electricity supply - including more wind power - from three outside parties.

The targeted resources constitute the screened short list of more than 30 power-supply bids PSE received from regional energy producers and marketers in response to the utility's request for proposals (RFP) in January. PSE hopes to secure the short-listed resources over the next 12 to 18 months.

The three short-listed resources include two 20-year power purchase agreements from wind farms in Washington and Oregon - together totaling 250 MW of power capacity - and the acquisition of an existing natural gas fired power plant in Washington. In addition to these long-term resources, PSE is looking to sign a short-term, winter-only power-purchase agreement from the RFP bids.

PSE says it will withhold additional details about the projects until further analysis is completed and contracts are signed.

SOURCE: Puget Sound Energy


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.


Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard

A new study analyzes the potential benefits of state renewable energy mandates, as well as recommends what such policies should include.


Sen. Reid Vows To Bring Wind PTC To A Vote By Year's End

Nevada's senior senator provides some encouragement to wind industry advocates during his annual Clean Energy Summit.


Steadily, Wind Turbine OEMs Resume R&D Investment

An increased commitment to research and development will likely lead to wind energy innovation - not to mention a likely increase in patent-protected technology.


Quebec Government Postpones Wind Power RFP; No New Date Scheduled

The request for proposals (RFP) is part of an overall 800 MW wind power tranche that will serve as a bridge to the next phase in the province's energy future.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984
Future Energy_id2008
UnitedEquip_id1995