Raleigh, N.C. —North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (NCEMC), a generation and transmission electric cooperative, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for renewable energy resources. The RFP calls for up to 200 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy resources to serve a portion of NCEMC’s members’ future energy requirements and to meet the requirements of the State’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards (REPS), beginning January 1, 2012.
NCEMC expects the RFP will result in bids from a variety of renewable energy suppliers with varying terms. The RFP is specifically intended to solicit responses from renewable energy resources that meet the requirements of the North Carolina energy policy legislation (Senate Bill 3) signed into law in August 2007.
Renewable energy resources include resources such as solar power, wind power, biomass and hydropower. NCEMC strongly prefers proposals for renewable energy resources that locate the sources of capacity within the state of North Carolina or are interconnected to one of the state’s three transmission providers’ systems (Progress Energy Carolinas, Duke Energy Carolinas, or Dominion North Carolina Power). Out-of-state resources or Renewable Energy Certificates that meet the State of North Carolina requirements will also be considered. Proposal questions about this RFP should be made in writing and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full details of the RFP are available at www.ncelectriccooperatives.com/rfp1010.
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.