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.com. Registered 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.