Deadline to submit proposals is April 30, 2021.
Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) for 15-30 megawatts of renewable energy.
The RFI is focused on energy generation from solar and wind, but GVEA will consider other renewable energy solutions, including hydroelectric. The RFI also encourages consideration of battery storage options to facilitate the intermittent output of wind and solar power. GVEA’s desire is that energy generated from renewables will replace some of the existing power generation received from fossil fuels, assisting GVEA in reaching its carbon reduction goal.
“GVEA will work to select a project or projects that help achieve carbon goals, while not adversely affecting reliability or rates.”
Because it is required under federal and state law, GVEA is also evaluating a 42 MW Delta Junction wind project proposed as a qualifying facility by Eco Green Generation LLC (Eco Green) while moving forward with the RFI.
If capacity exists on GVEA’s system after evaluation of Eco Green’s proposed project is complete, GVEA will issue a full Request for Proposal (RFP) to those who responded to the RFI. The RFI process will give GVEA time to evaluate the Eco Green project, while enabling interested parties to submit information regarding other projects. This information will assist GVEA in determining which renewable project or projects could be integrated into GVEA’s electric system.
To review the RFI visit https://bit.ly/3cgvkaF. Proposals must be submitted by 3 p.m. AKDT, April 30, 2021, and the RFI will conclude July 31, 2021.
While GVEA has long been a champion of renewable energy, our main goal of providing low-cost, safe and reliable electric service to members remains at the forefront. GVEA will work to select a project or projects that help achieve carbon goals, while not adversely affecting reliability or rates.
Golden Valley Electric Association serves over 36,000 members, with 44,800 meters, in Interior Alaska. The Cooperative’s mission is to safely provide members with reliable electric service, quality customer service and innovative energy solutions at fair and reasonable prices.
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