2016 Final Emissions Reduction and Capacity Replacement - Renewable Energy RFP

[This Request For Proposals is Now Closed]

General Information

As a final step to comply with Senate Bill 123 enacted by the Nevada Legislature in 2013, NV Energy is seeking a 100-megawatt (nameplate capacity) Power Purchase Agreement for renewable energy in Nevada. Additionally, the company is looking to acquire 35 megawatts of renewable energy nameplate capacity to be owned by NV Energy. This effort requires the approval of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada and is part of a comprehensive plan for the reduction of emissions from coal-fired electric generation plants and partial capacity replacement with increased generation from renewable energy resources.

This request is for new renewable energy resources including biomass, geothermal, solar, wind or other qualifying renewable energy resources as set forth in Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 704.7811. As part of this Request For Proposals, NV Energy is offering its existing Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone site to bidders as an option for satisfying resource needs identified in this RFP.  Additional information is available through the protocol document and links on this website.

Steps to Complete

Independent Evaluator

NV Energy is committed to operating an open, transparent and competitive Request For Proposals solicitation process and is using an Independent Evaluator to monitor and oversee the process. In consultation with the Independent Evaluator, this 2016 Replacement Capacity RFP will identify projects that:

  • Provide the greatest economic benefit to the State of Nevada;
  • Assure the creation of new jobs in the State of Nevada; and
  • Offer the best value to NV Energy customers.

RFP Schedule (subject to change):

The schedule for the 2016 Replacement Capacity RFP is as follows and is subject to change:

  • February 24, 2016 - Issue 2016 ERCR Renewable Energy RFP
  • March 18, 2016 - Bids due
  • April 15, 2016 - Initial Short List determined
  • April 19, 2016 - Best and Final pricing due
  • April 29, 2016 - Final Short-List determined
  • April 29 - May 27, 2016 - Bidder negotiations
  • June 1, 2016 Execution of Contracts
  • July 1, 2016 - Submit to PUCN for review and approval
  • November 2016 - Anticipated time of PUCN approval
  • December 31, 2017 - Expected Commercial Operation Date

RFP Response Platform

NV Energy will be asking responders to use PowerAdvocate to submit responses to this RFP. PowerAdvocate enables online collaboration, will identify product requirements, and can engage respondents through interactive electronic requests for information, requests for quotes and requests for proposals. Anyone unfamiliar with PowerAdvocate is encouraged to read the Supplier’s Quick Guide or review the PowerAdvocate Frequently Asked Questions