JANUARY 5, 2016
Appalachian Power Seeks Wind Power Proposals
CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 5, 2016 – Appalachian Power has issued pre-qualification documents for parties interested in bidding on an up-coming Request for Proposal (RFP) for up to 150 megawatts (MW) of wind power.
The RFP will seek proposals that would allow Appalachian to own one or more wind projects or purchase the output from wind projects under one or more 20-year renewable energy purchase agreements.Pre-qualification forms must be returned by Jan. 29.
Pre-qualified bidders will be notified by Feb. 12, the same day that they are expected to receive the RFP. Final proposals will be due April 1.Wind projects selected by Appalachian through the RFP process will be reviewed for regulatory approval by the Virginia State Corporation Commission and the Public Service Commission of West Virginia.
The wind project of a pre-qualified bidder must be located within Virginia, West Virginia, eastern Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio or Pennsylvania, be interconnected to the PJM Regional Transmission Operator (RTO), and have a minimum nameplate rating of 40 MW. The project must be commercially operational by Dec. 31, 2017.Required application forms and additional information can be found at:http://www.appalachianpower.com/go/rfp.
Appalachian currently purchases generation from a total of 375 MW of wind projects within PJM.
Appalachian Power has 1 million customers in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee (as AEP Appalachian Power). It is a unit of American Electric Power, one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to nearly 5.4 million customers through 223,000 miles of distribution lines in 11 states. AEP owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a more than 40,000-mile network that includes more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP also ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning approximately 32,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S.