Alabama Power issues RFP for renewable power

By Erin Voegele | October 07, 2016

Alabama Power has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for renewable energy sources. Certain biomass facilities are among those eligible to apply.

According to Alabama Power, renewable resources include solar; wind; geothermal; tidal or ocean current; low-impact hydro; gas derived from sewage treatment processes; gas derived from solid municipal waste or landfill projects; hydrogen that is sourced from renewable resources; and biomass materials and/or gases derived from biomass materials, including wood wastes, agricultural wastes and/or residues, dedicated crop production, animal byproducts, and spent pulping liquors or other byproducts from the kraft or pulping process.

Information released in the RFP indicates projects must range in size from 5 MWac and 80 MWac. Projects must be located in the state of Alabama and must be interconnected with Alabama Power’s electric system.

The RFP documents were issued on Sept. 27. A notice of intent to bid must be submitted by Oct. 14, with full proposals due Nov. 15. Short-listed bidders are scheduled to be notified on March 10. Additional information is available on the Alabama Power website