2023 Appalachian Power RFPs
Appalachian Power, an American Electric Power company, is pursuing additional wind and solar generation resources, along with co-located energy storage resources, and renewable energy certificates, consistent with the requirements of the Virginia Clean Economy Act for a Phase I utility via the following requests for proposals (RFPs).
The RFPs will be issued in 2023 as follows:
- Wind and Solar (PSA): Up to 600 MW Wind and/or Solar RFP via one or more purchase and sale agreements (PSAs) for purchase of 100% equity interest in a project company. To qualify for consideration, projects must be at least 50 MW in size and achieve a commercial operation date of no later than Dec. 15, 2026. In addition, projects must interconnect to the PJM Interconnection L.L.C. RTO, and be located within the PJM footprint, with a preference for projects located in Virginia or West Virginia. Proposals for both new and operational projects are eligible to be submitted. Bidders of solar projects may also include proposals with an option for an energy storage system.
- Wind and Solar (PPA): • Wind and Solar (PPA): Up to 200 MW Wind and/or Solar RFP via one or more long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for the purchase of the energy, capacity, and environmental attributes (including renewable energy certificates) from the project. To qualify for consideration, projects must be at least 50 MW in size for Wind and 5 MW in size for Solar and be operational by Dec. 31, 2026. In addition, projects must interconnect to the PJM Interconnection L.L.C. RTO or the APCo distribution system.
- Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs): RFP for renewable energy certificates produced from Eligible Renewable Resources. Bidders may submit proposals for contract terms between fifteen (15) years and thirty (30) years beginning Jan. 1, 2026.
Proposals will be evaluated based on criteria outlined in the RFPs.
Appalachian Power encourages the use of local goods or services sourced, in whole or in part, from one or more Virginia or West Virginia based businesses in the construction and/or operation of the Project or United States-based manufacturers using materials or product components made in Virginia or the United States. Projects must conform to the requirements in the Virginia Environmental Justice Act (Va. Code §§ 2.2-234, et. seq.).
Issue RFPs: April 4, 2023
Proposal Due Date: May 31, 2023
Q&A will be compiled and posted here on a weekly basis. To submit a question, please email: APCo2023RFP@aep.com