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National Grid issues power supply RFP; 2 states pick Deepwater Wind's projects

This edition covers news about requests for proposals for the purchase or sale of power through June 14. If you would like to have an RFP listed in this feature, please contact SNL Energy with your information by sending an email to

New RFPs

* National Grid USA subsidiary Narragansett Electric Co. is seeking power supply proposals to provide standard offer service for its customers in Rhode Island. Interested bidders should submit their respondent proposal information by 5 p.m. ET on June 22. National Grid USA is a subsidiary of National Grid PLC.

* Rocky Mountain Power is soliciting bids for 308,000 MWh of power generation from solar, wind and geothermal energy projects in Utah. Rocky Mountain Power is legally known as PacifiCorp, a Berkshire Hathaway Energy subsidiary.


* Through its Public Service Co. of Colorado subsidiary, Xcel Energy Inc. submitted its resource selections from its 2017 all-source solicitation in a report on June 6 to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. The solicitation resulted in more than 400 bids for new power supply.


* Consistent with its 2017 integrated resource plan, Avista Corp. is seeking proposals for up to 50 average MW of renewable energy projects. The company will accept proposals until June 20.

* Portland General Electric Co. issued a request for proposals for an additional 100 average MW of new renewable resources. Interested parties must submit their bids by June 15.


* Connecticut officials have chosen Deepwater Wind to provide distribution utilities 200 MW from the developer's 600-MW Revolution Wind Offshore project. Out of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's clean energy request for proposals, Connecticut on June 13 selected more than 250 MW of renewable energy projects.

* In separate decisions, Massachusetts and Rhode Island officials selected Vineyard Wind LLC and Deepwater Wind, respectively, to provide them a combined 1,200-MW from two offshore wind energy facilities.

* The Omaha Public Power District awarded a 20-year contract to a NextEra Energy Resources LLC subsidiary to build a 5-MW solar facility in Washington County, Neb. OPPD said it received 105 community solar proposals from 10 developers. NextEra Energy Resources is a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc.