HQ18-1788 - 2018 Renewable Energy Supply - Photovoltaic Solar Generation or Photovoltaic Solar Generation with Storage Component

Specification Number: HQ18-1788

Status: Closed to Bid

Start Date: 02/21/18

End Date: 03/30/18

Project Description:

Platte River Power Authority ("Platte River") is seeking additional solar energy or solar energy with energy storage in a timeframe that will allow the Bidder to take advantage of the current proposed renewable energy tax credits.  Platte River is seeking renewable energy deliveries of up to 44,000 MWh per year, which is roughly equivalent to the output of 20 MW of nameplate photovoltaic solar generation, assuming an annual capacity factor of 25%.  Platte River may consider projects greater than 20 MW if the per-unit cost of a larger project is demonstrably more cost-effective than a smaller project.  The construction of complementary energy storage is not required but is preferable when evaluating potential projects.  Platte River will consider energy storage devices with the capability to store 1 to 5 MWh of energy.  Project pricing should specify the price for a solar-only project and an incremental price for the energy storage.

Submittal Requirements:

Platte River is requesting interested Bidders to complete a Notice of Intent to Submit a Proposal form (Exhibit A in the attached Request for Proposal document) prior to submittal of a ProposalA completed Notice of Intent to Submit a Proposal must be received by Platte River electronically and should be submitted to deckerb@prpa.org no later than 4:00 p.m., MST, Friday, March 2, 2018.  Although a Notice of Intent to Submit a Proposal is not required in order to submit a bid, only those Bidders that have provided the Notice will be included in communications regarding any bid clarifications or corrections that may occur.

One (1) copy of the Bidder's Proposal and the Bidder Prequalification Form (Exhibit C in the attached Request for Proposal document) along with requested financial information must be received by Platte River electronically and should be submitted to deckerb@prpa.org no later than 4:00 p.m., MST, Friday, March 30, 2018.  Note: if the Bidder is not allowed to submit financial information in an electronic format, hard copies will be sufficient and should be sent to Platte River Power Authority, 2000 East Horsetooth Road, Fort Collins, CO  80525, Attn: Bradley J. Decker, Resource Planning Manager.

Forms and specifications can be obtained through the following links: