Arizona Public Service on Nov. 20 announced an “all source” request for proposals (RFP) through which it will seek capacity resources to meet APS system peak load.
The RFP is tentatively scheduled to be released in March 2016. APS is seeking 400 MW-600 MW of capacity. This RFP is open to all technologies, including supply side and non-supply side resources. Proposals must demonstrate that projects can begin deliveries no later than June 1, 2020, with deliveries beginning no sooner than January 2020. The RFP process will be monitored and reviewed by a third-party independent monitor.
At a later date, APS said it will provide information related to transmission, distribution, and interconnection constraints and preferences in order to help bidders in the development of proposals submitted in this RFP. This additional information will be shared prior to the RFP release and will available online at that time at aps.com/rfp.
APS, Arizona’s largest and longest-serving electricity utility, serves nearly 1.2 million customers in 11 of the state’s 15 counties. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the largest principal subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW).