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Duke Energy Indiana has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 400 MW of intermediate and/or peaking power for delivery between 2014 and 2017.

The utility says this RFP is one portion of its plan to respond to stricter federal environmental regulations.

The resources must be operated by a Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO) regional transmission grid participant and be dispatched into the Midwest regional transmission grid. Bids should include capacity and energy for a minimum of one year. Specifically, the company is looking for purchased power in the MISO planning years of 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.

Duke Energy Indiana will evaluate proposals from qualified bidders on cost and other factors. Proposals are due no later than March 30 at 5 p.m. EDT. Interested parties should review the full request for proposal guidelines here.

The company has retained Burns & McDonnell to act as an independent consultant to assist with this RFP. All respondents will work with Burns & McDonnell for all communications, including questions and bid submittal.



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