Portland General Electric opens RFP for 100 MW of renewable power

By Erin Voegele | May 24, 2018

On May 22, Portland General Electric Co. opened a request for proposals (RFP) seeking an additional 100 average megawatts of renewable power generating resources. Bids are due June 15.

“We are committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions,” said Maria Pope, PGE’s president and CEO. “Continuing to add renewable resources to our mix while keeping electricity affordable for our customers is key to that effort.”

Eligible projects must be at least 10 MW in size and can represent a variety of technologies, including geothermal, biomass, biogas, solar, wind and hydroelectric power. According to PEG, bids can be structured in a variety of ways, including power purchase agreements or proposals for facilities that PGE would own and operate. Selected projects must be brought into the company’s portfolio no later than 2021.

RFP documents indicate that biomass bids must demonstrate physical and commercial access to fuel supplies and fuel transportation fuel the term of the contract proposed in the bid. The company said it will not accept bids for biomass or biogas projects that pass fuel obligations to PGE.

Additional information is available on the PGE website