Blue Ridge Power issues RFP for two Virginia municipalities

Blue Ridge Power Agency in Virginia has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the City of Martinsville and the Town of Richlands.

The RPF issued Oct. 11 notes that the two Virginia municipalities together take an aggregate annual load of approximately 250 GWh.

The RFP is being overseen for Blue Ridge by Georgia-based GDS Associates. The deadline for proposal submission is 5 p.m. on Oct. 26.

A total of four products are listed in the RFP. One is “fixed load shape for Martinsville” for 2018 and 2019; Product 2 is fixed load shape for Richlands for 2018 and 2019; Product 3 involves energy-only, load-following product for Martinsville for 2018 and 2019, and; Product 4 is energy-only load-following product for Richlands.

Based in Salem, Virginia, Blue Ridge members also include the Town of Bedford, the City of Salem, the Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, which is better known as Virginia Tech.

Blue Ridge Power Agency is a non-profit corporation established in 1988. Richlands is a town of less than 6,000 people. Martinsville is a city of less than 14,000 people.

For information on the RFP, contact Garrett Cole of GDS by phone (770) 425-8100 or email

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