PNM seeks to have San Juan simple-cycle gas plant online in late 2018

An affiliate of PNM Resources (NYSE:PNM) said Nov. 9 that it has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the engineering, procurement and construction of a natural gas combustion turbine generator project and related equipment on a build-own-transfer (turnkey) basis.

The solicitation is being made by Public Service Company of New Mexico. The facility is planned at the San Juan power station. A notice of intent to bid is required by Jan. 5, 2016 at Noon MT. Proposals are due: Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at 3 p.m. MST.

This project is configured as a simple cycle generator with a total capacity of 80 to 120 MW to be online by the fourth quarter of 2018, pending regulatory approval. The facility is described in the RFP and will be sited at the San Juan Generating Station in Waterflow, New Mexico.

The RFP was made available on Nov, 6, 2015. PNM is using the PowerAdvocate® platform (RFP website) to manage applications. Potential bidders must first register with Power Advocate®, accessed by visiting ttps:// San Juan Peaker Plant.

In order to preserve transparency in the process, bidders shall not contact any PNM employees or agents of the company in regard to this RFP. All communications are to be conducted through the RFP website. PNM makes no commitment to respond to other communications received via telephone, FAX, text messaging or other media.

Contact  Jodi McGinnis Porter at 505-660-3948;

GenerationHub reported recently that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing approval of a revision to a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by New Mexico through the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) in March 2014.

The San Juan Generating Station is a four-unit coal facility with a net capacity of about 1,685 MW located in San Juan County, near Farmington, New Mexico. It is co-owned by several parties, including PNM.

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, an energy holding company also headquartered in Albuquerque. For more information, visit


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