City-owned utility Henderson Municipal Power & Light issued a request for proposals to procure a maximum output of 100 MW of solar projects within the Midcontinent ISO.
The city of Henderson City Utility Commission's municipal utility is seeking to purchase solar photovoltaic energy, capacity, ancillaries, and environmental attributes originating from standalone solar‐powered generation or solar-plus-battery-storage systems.
The utility will prefer those projects that are located within Henderson County, Ky., or in close proximity, and have a targeted completion date of June 2022 or later, according to the RFP issued Aug. 12. The projects should have a minimum capacity of 25 MW and an upper limit of 100 MW.
Henderson Municipal Power & Light said it expects to utilize 20- to 25-year power purchase agreements with developers to maximize tax benefits. The utility said it is also interested in power contracts with optional purchase rights after the investment tax credits have been captured.
The projects must also be in MISO's interconnection queue with an in‐service date that supports the guaranteed commercial operation date.
Located in western Kentucky, Henderson Municipal's transmission system is interconnected to the MISO balancing area with a peak demand of 107 MW and an annual energy requirements of approximately 625,000 MWh.