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Draft 2022 Wind Energy Resource RFP

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power company, has issued a Draft 2022 Wind PSA RFP to obtain up to 1,900 megawatts (MW) of Wind Resources via multiple purchase and sale agreements (PSA) for purchase of 100% equity interest in the project companies selected.

Proposals will be evaluated based on criteria outlined in the final 2022 Wind PSA RFP. Projects must have a minimum nameplate rating of 100 MW and be operational by December 1, 2025, or December 1, 2026.

To qualify for consideration, Wind Projects must interconnect to the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) RTO and be sited in either Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas or Missouri. Refer to RFP for additional requirements (See Section 4 and Section 9.1).

The Final RFP is expected to be issued on September 29, 2022. The current RFP Schedule is provided below.

Schedule

Draft RFP Posted Online:  July 29, 2022
Bidders Technical Conference:  August 29, 2022*
RFP Issued:  September 29, 2022*
Notice of Intent:  October 14, 2022
Q&A Deadline:  November 4, 2022
Proposal Due Date:  November 17, 2022
Final Selection and Negotiation:  February 1, 2023
Execute Definitive Agreements:  June 30, 2023
File for Regulatory Approvals:  July 7, 2023
Required Regulatory Approvals:  NLT July 8, 2024
Notice to Proceed:  NLT August 8, 2024
Commercial Operation Date:  NLT December 1, 2025, or December 1, 2026

*The above schedule is subject to review and approval by the LPSC Staff.

Documents

  • Draft 2022 Wind RFP
  • Bidder’s Technical Conference - The Bidder’s Technical Conference presentation will be posted in this location at a later date

Bidders Technical Conference

Date:  August 29, 2022
Time:  2:00 p.m. EST (1:00 p.m. CST)
Place: Teleconference (details forthcoming)

Q&A

Please email all questions to SWEP2022RFP@aep.com. Questions and answers will be compiled and posted here on a weekly basis.

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