Appalachian Power generation portfolio for all customers
Now racing a state-mandated requirement to integrate solar resources before 2028, Appalachian Power has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) on potential solar energy projects in Virginia.
Considered requests will result in up to 200 megawatts and at least 50 megawatts of energy in the state, supposing they meet with regulatory approval there and in West Virginia. This could stem from a single or multiple solar facilities bought from winning bidders.
“We have been seeking to add large-scale solar projects to Appalachian Power’s generation portfolio for several years so all customers can benefit from cleaner energy resources,” Chris Beam, the company’s president and COO, said. “Solar development costs continue to decline, and we are hopeful that this RFP process will result in one or more projects.”
Proposed projects will need to be operational by the end of 2021 to be considered. They will also need to qualify for 100 percent of the Federal Investment Tax Credit, be located in Virginia and be interconnected to PJM, the regional transmission organization managing the region’s grid. Proposals must be in by Feb. 7, 2019.
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