NV Energy seeking bids on up to 700 MW of capacity as of summer 2018

NV Energy announced Feb. 24 that it is seeking proposals to secure 400 MW-700 MW of long-term firm capacity and energy resources for its customers, beginning in 2018.

The resource need listed in this request for proposals is for summer peak planning capacity. This second Request For Proposals (RFP) is separate from the company’s solicitation of proposals issued the same day for at least 135 MW (nameplate capacity) of renewable energy.   

This proposal request for 400 MW to 700 MWof firm capacity is open to both conventional and renewable energy resources and can include an asset acquisition, power purchase agreement, tolling agreement or a toll with a purchase option for a minimum of 10 years.  The resources are needed beginning in the summer of 2018.

The bidding deadline for this second RFP is March 17. The winning projects require approval of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada. Additional details, bidding documents and response links can be found on the company’s website at Open Resource RFP.

The RFP schedule from here is:

  • March 17 – Bids due
  • April 29 – Final short List determined
  • May 2 – Bidder negotiations begin
  • July 1 – PUCN approval filing
  • December 2016 – Anticipated time of PUCN approval

NV Energy is requesting proposals for:

  • Product 1: A purchase of 400 MW to 700 MW of dispatchable tolling product, June 1–September 30, 7×24, NERC holidays included, WSPP Schedule B or C.
  • Product 2: A purchase of 400 MW to 700 MW of dispatchable tolling product, June 1–September 30, 7×24, NERC holidays included, WSPP Schedule B or C with a purchase option for the generating facility.
  • Product 3: A purchase of 400 MW to 700 MW of non-technology-specific energy, June 1-September 30, 6×16 (HE 0700–HE 2200), NERC holidays excluded, WSPP Schedule C.
  • Product 4: An asset purchase of 400 MW to 700 MW of a non-technology-specific generating facility.

NV Energy, provides a wide range of energy services to 1.3 million customers throughout Nevada and nearly 40 million tourists annually. NV Energy is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power and Sierra Pacific Power, do business as NV Energy.

About Barry Cassell 20414 Articles
Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.