Seminole Electric Cooperative Issues Request for Proposals for Solar Energy
Tampa, Fla. – Seminole Electric Cooperative (Seminole) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for two (2) megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy. Specifically, Seminole is seeking proposals for all related output of the solar PV proposal obtained either through an Engineer, Procure, and Construct (EPC) contract or through a Purchase Power Agreement (PPA).
Seminole’s RFP provides for the following options: Option 1) a 2 MWAC EPC to be installed at the Midulla Generating Station (MGS) and be in commercial operation on or before November 2, 2016; or Option 2) a 2 MWAC Florida-based PPA to be in commercial operation on or before November 2, 2016.
A copy of the RFP can be found on Seminole’s website at https://www.seminole-electric.com/suppliers/.
There is a mandatory “Pre-Bid” meeting for all EPC respondents (optional for PPA respondents) at MGS, located at 6697 County Road 663, Bowling Green, Florida 33834 at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
In order to submit a response to the RFP, potential bidders shall complete and return the Bidders Qualification Questionnaire (BQQ) no later than 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, 2015. The BQQ is “Attachment 10” within the RFP.
Responses to the RFP are due no later than 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2015. The RFP responses will be opened privately. Late RFP responses, regardless of reason, will not be accepted. All respondents to the RFP will be contacted after bid opening.
All questions throughout the RFP bid phase with respect to the bid process, bid document, requests for technical or commercial clarifications, and/or requests for additional information shall be submitted to Seminole via email at SolarRFP@seminole-electric.com.
This RFP will continue to advance Seminole’s renewable energy resource development in the state of Florida.
Seminole Electric Cooperative is one of the largest generation and transmission cooperatives in the country. Its mission is to provide reliable, competitively priced, wholesale electric power to its nine Member distribution electric cooperatives. Approximately 1.4 million people and businesses in parts of 42 Florida counties rely on Seminole Member cooperatives for electricity. Seminole’s primary resources include the Seminole Generating Station in northeast Florida and the Richard J. Midulla Generating Station in south central Florida.
Seminole also owns and maintains more than 350 miles of transmission line that connect its generating facilities to Florida’s transmission grid. Seminole supplements its own generation with power purchased from other utilities, independent power producers and government entities. Seminole’s portfolio reflects a mix of technologies and fuel types, including purchases from renewable resources*.
*Seminole Electric Cooperative sells a portion of the renewable energy credits associated with its renewable generation to third parties. The third parties can use the credits to meet mandatory or voluntary renewable requirements.