A new Request for Proposals (RFP) for a 10 MW utility-scale solar generation facility with an optional 3 MW battery energy storage system was issued by El Paso Electric (EPE) last week to expand EPE’s Texas Community Solar Program.
While preferring Texas, proposals may be located in EPE’s service regions in Texas or New Mexico. All proposals will take into account overall engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) costs and the experience of the bidder, among other elements. This will be the second expansion of EPE’s voluntary green power option since its launch in 2017.
All offer proposals must be submitted by April 4, 2022, but those wishing to apply should begin the process sooner, submitting letters of intent by February 22, 2022. Long-term power purchase will also be considered, but preference will be given to EPC projects. If choosing this route, bidders must intend to provide access for at least 30 years.
The EPE Community Solar Program is the first of its kind in Texas. It includes options to expand solar subscriptions, with no personal roof panels needed and no limitations on who is eligible to receive solar power.