PNM seeks offers on up to 200 MW of simple cycle gas generation

Public Service Co. of New Mexico (PNM) said Dec. 12 that it has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the construction of a natural gas combustion turbine generator(s) and related equipment.

This project is configured as a simple cycle generator with a total capacity of 150 MW to 200 MW to be online by the first quarter of 2018, pending regulatory approval. The facility will be sited at the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station in Waterflow, New Mexico, where two of four units are due to be retired later this decade under a regional haze deal with the U.S. EPA.

PNM is using the PowerAdvocate platform to manage this RFP. Potential bidders must first register with Power Advocate, accessed by visiting https://www.poweradvocate.comRegistered parties are then provided access to pre-bid documents, including a required non-disclosure agreement. Upon execution of the non-disclosure agreement, parties will be provided access to the RFP documents.

A preliminary schedule for the RFP process has these important dates, although respondents should refer to the RFP website for notice of changes to the schedule:

  • Notice of Intent to Bid due: Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 Noon MT.
  • Voluntary Pre-Bid Meeting at San Juan Generating Station: Thursday, Dec. 18, 2015 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MT
  • Proposals due: Monday, February 2, 2015 5:00 p.m. MT

With headquarters in Albuquerque, PNM is the largest electricity provider in New Mexico, serving 500,000 customers in dozens of communities across the state. PNM is a subsidiary of PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM), an energy holding company also headquartered in Albuquerque.

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