2017R Request for Proposals

This 2017R Request for Proposals for renewable resources (2017R RFP) is seeking cost-competitive bids for up to 1,270 MW of new or repowered wind energy interconnecting with or delivering to PacifiCorp’s Wyoming system with the use of third-party firm transmission service and any additional wind energy located outside of Wyoming capable of delivering energy to PacifiCorp’s transmission system that will reduce system costs and provide net benefits for customers.

Proposals for new or repowered wind resources claiming PTC eligibility must demonstrate that projects will qualify for the federal PTC, if applicable and can achieve commercial operation on or before December 31, 2020. The minimum project size is 10.0 MW and the maximum size limit is not fixed, however the project must not compromise system reliability.

Bid Types: PacifiCorp will consider proposals for; a “Build-Transfer” transaction whereby the bidder develops the project, assumes responsibility for construction and ultimately transfers the operating asset to PacifiCorp, all in accordance with the terms of a build-transfer agreement (BTA) or, a power-purchase agreement (PPA) for up to a thirty (30) year term with exclusive ownership by PacifiCorp of any and all environmental attributes associated with all energy generated.

Communications: Merrimack Energy will host a website, separate from PacifiCorp’s RFP website, which will be used to receive bidder questions and track PacifiCorp’s response to those questions.  Any question submitted through the IE form will be blinded and provided to PacifiCorp. All of PacifiCorp’s responses will be posted to the website. The website can be accessed via the following link: https://www.merrimackenergy.com/

Communications with the Oregon and Utah IE or PacifiCorp can also be emailed to the following email addresses:

Oregon IE:

frank.mossburg@bateswhite.com

Utah IE:

waynejoliver@aol.com

PacifiCorp:

rfp_2017R@pacificorp.com

Schedule: The indicative schedule for the 2017R RFP, subject to change, is shown below. NOTE THE DUE DATES FOR WYOMING WIND AND NON-WYOMING WIND BIDS ARE DIFFERENT.

MILESTONE

DATE

DAY OF WEEK

RFP Issued to Market

09/27/2017

Wednesday

1st Bidder's Conference

10/02/2017

Monday

Notice of Intent to Bid Due

10/09/2017

Monday

Last Day for RFP Questions to IEs for Q&A

10/10/2017

Tuesday

Benchmark Bids Due

10/10/2017

Tuesday

RFP Bids Due - WYOMING WIND ONLY

10/17/2017

Tuesday

RFP Bids Due - NON-WYOMING WIND ONLY

10/24/2017

Tuesday

Bid Eligibility Screening Completed

10/30/2017

Monday

Initial Shortlist (ISL) Evaluation/Scoring Completed

11/12/2017

Sunday

Capacity Factor Evaluation on ISL started

11/12/2017

Sunday

IEs' Review of ISL Completed

11/17/2017

Friday

ISL Price Update

11/22/2017

Wednesday

Capacity Factor Evaluation on ISL Completed

11/27/2017

Monday

Final Shortlist (FSL) Evaluation Completed

01/08/2018

Monday

IEs' Review of FSL Completed

01/15/2018

Monday

Execute Agreements

04/16/2018

Monday

PacifiCorp is not bound to accept any bids, and may cancel this solicitation at any time and at its own discretion.

2017R RFP

RFP Main Document and Appendices

Documents

PDF Questions and Answers from PacifiCorp 2017R RFP Pre-Issuance Bidders' Conference
PDF Attendee List - PacifiCorp 2017R RFP Pre-Issuance Bidders' Conference – May 31, 2017
PDF PacifiCorp 2017R RFP Stakeholder and Bidder Workshop Presentation – August 2, 2017
PDF Questions and Answers from PacifiCorp 2017R RFP Stakeholder and Bidder Workshop – August 2, 2017
PDF Attendee List - PacifiCorp 2017R RFP Stakeholder and Bidder Workshop – August 2, 2017
PDF 2017R RFP - Bidder Workshop - October 2, 2017
PDF Attendee List - PacifiCorp 2017R RFP Bidder Workshop - October 2, 2017
PDF PacifiCorp 2017R RFP Questions and Answers - October 10, 2017