North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation Issues Request for Proposals for Power Supply Resources

Raleigh, N.C. —North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (NCEMC), a generation and transmission electric cooperative, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for power supply resources. These resources will serve a portion of NCEMC’s members’ future load and energy requirements.

NCEMC is seeking firm intermediate and peaking capacity beginning in 2012, as well as baseload capacity beginning in 2020. The primary reasons for this RFP are anticipated load growth and the expiration of existing power purchase agreements.

NCEMC expects the RFP will result in bids from a variety of suppliers with varying terms and is therefore open to proposals with contract terms from five years to the life of the plant. All bids must be 25 MW or greater.  Notices of intent to respond should be submitted by November 16, and the bid submission deadline is December 14, 2007.

NCEMC strongly prefers proposals that locate the sources of capacity within the existing control areas of Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc., Duke Energy Carolinas or Dominion Virginia Power. Proposal questions about this RFP should be made in writing and e-mailed to

Full details of the RFP are available at

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives provide energy to 2.5 million people in 93 of 100 counties, primarily in rural parts of the state. The electric cooperatives own and maintain 95,000 miles of power lines, by far the most of any electric utility in North Carolina.