NV Energy RFP for up to 330 MW of renewable energy in Nevada

McGinness Hills plant in Nevada (Source: Ormat)
Alexander Richter 10 Jan 2018

NV Energy, the largest utility company in the State of Nevada, has released a request for proposals for up to 330 MW of power generation capacity from renewable energy projects, including geothermal.

NV Energy is seeking up to 330 megawatts of additional long-term renewable energy to advance its commitment to clean energy for Nevada.

This 2018 Renewable Energy Request for Proposals also provides bidders the opportunity to propose supplemental battery energy storage systems that deliver at least 25 megawatts in short-term capacity. Details can be found in the 2018 Renewable Energy RFP Protocol Document, but key highlights are:

  • Deadline for bids is February 2, 2018;
  • Projects can range in size from 35 megawatts up to 330 megawatts;
  • Supplemental battery energy storage systems of at least 25 megawatts can be proposed in addition to renewable energy projects;
  • Projects must be capable of delivering energy to serve load in NV Energy’s retail service territory;
  • The projects must be approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada; and
  • Project proposals must allow for one of the following commercial operation dates:
    • On or before December 31, 2020 for at least 35 megawatts, but optional pricing is requested for a May 1, 2020 commercial operation date; or
    • On or before December 31, 2021 for up to an additional 295 megawatts, but optional pricing is requested for a May 1, 2021 commercial operation date.

Aligned with legislative and regulatory guidance, NV Energy will evaluate the proposals based on the economic benefit to Nevada, on job opportunities in Nevada and on the best value to NV Energy’s customers. All bids are required to be submitted electronically to NV Energy using PowerAdvocate. (See below)

NV Energy reserves the right to supplement, amend, cancel or otherwise modify this Request for Proposals with or without the substitution of another RFP.

Further details via the link below.

Source: release by NV Energy