PacifiCorp late yesterday issued a Request for Proposals ("RFP") for Oregon solar photovoltaic projects. The RFP is intended to help PacifiCorp comply with Oregon's Renewable Portfolio Standard, which includes a requirement for utilities to acquire solar power.
The RFP seeks bids from solar systems with a capacity of between 500 kW and 5 MW. PacifiCorp aims to acquire a total of up to 6.7 MW of solar capacity. Projects must interconnect directly with PacifiCorp's system or have firm transmission capacity to deliver power to the PacifiCorp system. Responses to the RFP are due on June 11, with final selection of winning bids scheduled for October 4, 2013. The project must achieve commercial operation by December 31, 2014.
If you have any questions about the RFP, PacifiCorp, the Oregon RPS statute, or other matters concerning renewable energy development, please contact a member of GTH's Renewable Energy practice group. We have decades of experience in all aspects of renewable energy development, including siting, permitting, contracting, financing, state and federal tax issues, transmission and interconnection.