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RFP alert: Pennsylvania utility PECO launches big solar credit RFP

Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News | 15th April


PECO, Pennsylvania’s largest electric and natural gas utility, is establishing a long-term, solar renewable energy credit procurement program. This will provide a new market for Pennsylvania-based solar alternative energy credits AECs) and will double the number of solar credits purchased by PECO in 10-year agreements. 

Details: Starting April 20, PECO is running a statewide RFP for 10-year fixed-price contracts for 4,000 annual AECs from Tier I solar Alternative Energy Systems under Pennsylvania’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act. An additional 4,000 solar alternative energy credits will be purchased annually at the same price from the RFP from local solar providers within the PECO service territory, more specifically, Southeastern Pennsylvania. Black & Veatch will serve as RFP Monitor.

In 2022, PECO will purchase 8,000 additional fixed-priced solar alternative energy credits, and by the end of the 10-year process, the company will purchase 160,000 solar alternative energy credits. Not only will this program help to further the growth of solar generation on our region, the longer-term contracts will help to create a stable market for solar energy.

How to bid:

This site has all of the details.All entities intending to bid in response to this PECO RFP must submit a Notice of Intent to Bid by April 29, 2021 to PECOSolar@exeloncorp.com. All bidder applications need to be PDFs.  Deadline for bids is June 8, 2021, at 5 p.m. Bidders must apply for the minimum annual offer amount of 200 alternative energy credits. Bidders must submit all bid proposals to: PECOSolarRFP@bv.com

Source: https://solarbuildermag.com/news/rfp-alert-pennsylvania-utility-peco-launches-big-solar-credit-rfp/