in News Departments > RFP
print the content item

Progress Energy Carolinas has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for electricity generated from wind resources. This request is part of the utility's efforts to increase the amount of electricity purchased from renewable energy resources and is its first RFP focused only on wind power projects.

The company is seeking proposals from newly constructed or existing wind power projects for the supply of renewable energy and renewable energy certificates that comply with the requirements of North Carolina's renewable energy and efficiency portfolio standard.

Projects must be at least 5 MW. Facilities located in North Carolina are preferred, but others outside the state will be considered, provided the energy from the facility can be delivered to the Progress Energy Carolinas transmission grid.

Proposals received from qualified bidders will be evaluated based on cost and other attributes. Short-list determination, if applicable, is scheduled for Aug. 15. Contract negotiations are scheduled to be completed by the end of the third quarter.

Progress Energy Carolinas is also investing in a three-year study of the potential for offshore wind power in North Carolina. Led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, this study is expected to provide specific data and forecasting tools to help decision-makers plan for potential offshore wind power projects.

Deadline: July 25.

For more information: progress-energy.com.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Utility-Scale Wind And Solar Keep Getting Cheaper

A new study measures the levelized cost of energy from various technologies and suggests that the costs of utility-scale wind and solar power are catching up with those of traditional sources, even without subsidies.


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.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
UnitedEquip_id1995
Future Energy_id2008