PGE has issued two RFPs to meet the future resource needs identified in its latest Integrated Resource Plan.
Power Supply RFP
One RFP addresses both the capacity and baseload energy actions identified in PGE’s latest Integrated Resource Plan. The capacity portion seeks three products to be in service in the 2013-2015 time frame:
- About 200 MW of year-round flexible capacity. This will provide capacity for maintaining supply reliability during peak demand periods as well as the flexibility to address variable load requirements and increasing levels of viable energy resources.
- About 200 MW of bi-seasonal, limited-duration peaking supply.
- About 150 MW of winter-only peaking supply to maintain reliability and meet system contingencies during peak demand periods.
For baseload energy needs, PGE is seeking a high-efficiency, combined-cycle natural gas plant of about 300 to 500 MW to be in service Dec. 31, 2015, at the earliest.
PGE intends to submit self-build alternatives to meet both its flexible capacity and baseload energy needs in the Power Supply RFP.
The Oregon Public Utility Commission approved PGE’s Power Supply RFP on June 7, and PGE issued the RFP the following day.
Renewable energy RFP
A second RFP addresses the IRP’s renewable energy actions. PGE is seeking approximately 101 MWA of renewable energy resources that qualify under Oregon’s Renewable Energy Standard. These resources are to be in service in the 2013 to 2017 timeframe.
PGE intends to submit a self-build option in the Renewable RFP.
The Oregon Public Utility Commission approved PGE’s Renewable Energy Resources RFP in a public meeting on Sept. 25, and PGE issued the RFP on Oct. 1.
Under competitive bidding guidelines, an independent evaluator is being used to ensure an open, impartial processes. The OPUC selected Accion Group, Inc., as the independent evaluator for these RFPs.
To learn more, visit the RFP website.