Entergy RFP seeking to obtain 2016 CO2 credits

An Entergy (NYSE:ETR) subsidiary has issued a request for proposals (RFP) where the company offers to support certain environmental projects in exchange for verifiable and “bankable” 2016 carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction credits.

“The intent of this RFP is to assist Environmental Strategy & Policy (ESP) in the selection of environmentally beneficial projects and/or vendors for those projects,” Entergy said in the recently-issued RFP.

In particular, the company is looking for projects that might reduce water use; prevent or reduce waste; encourage recycling; promoter energy efficiency; lower emissions; decrease fuel consumption or “develop innovative solutions to climate change impacts.”

The RFP is seeking scoping proposals that are no more than two standard pages in length. Funding for the project must be completed in 2016.

Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 MW of electric generating capacity, including nearly 10,000 MW of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

The RFP was issued Nov. 16. Clarifying questions are being addressed through Dec. 31. The RFP due date is Jan. 31, 2016. Submittals will be reviewed through March 1. The final selection should come around April 29, 2016.

Clarifying questions can be posed before the deadline by submitting questions to the email address EIF@entergy.com.

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