PacifiCorp eyes 1.8 GW of solar, 600MW storage in largest RFP yet

Jul 11, 2020 11:45 AM ET
  • United States energy firm PacifiCorp has launched its largest request for proposals for power projects yet, seeking bids for more than 1.8 GW of brand-new solar as well as 600MW of battery power storage.
PacifiCorp eyes 1.8 GW of solar, 600MW storage in largest RFP yet
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The company, which has utilities Pacific Power and also Rocky Mountain Power, provided the RFP as part of its most current Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) which outlines its intent to enormously scale up its renewable energy capability.

Alongside 1,920 MW of wind, PacifiCorp intends to include 1,823 MW of solar as well as 595MW of battery energy storage to its portfolio by the end of 2023, an increase it described as "significant" compared to its present result.

The RFP, which is open now, will certainly accept bids of different kinds and source frameworks, including power purchase contracts and those involving build-transfer contracts. Projects should have the ability to achieve procedure by the end of 2024, and extra information on the RFP is readily available right here.

Rick Link, vice head of state of resource planning at PacifiCorp, claimed the RFP was a "stimulant" to assist realise an "affordable, reputable and also increasingly lasting" power system.

PacifiCorp, which is had by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Group, operates in US states including California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah and also Wyoming.

US utilities and their corresponding IRPs have actually verified to be a particularly abundant vein for solar developers of late, with countless companies outlining extra ambitious plans for solar and other renewables as they want to decarbonise their power products.

Late last month Arizona's Tucson Electric Power revealed plans to obtain 70% of its power from solar and also wind by 2035, with Indiana energy Vectren having described plans to change nearly 700MW of coal generation with renewables.

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