Avista Launches Request for Proposals for Energy Resources – Dailyfly.com Lewis-Clark Valley Community

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SPOKANE, Wash.— Avista, through a Request for Proposals (RFP), solicits bidders for power generation and demand side management proposals to meet its clean energy goals and projected resource requirements.

Avista’s 2021 Integrated Power Resource Plan (IRP) filed on April 1, 2021 reflected a need for new resources to meet Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) requirements and future peaks in customer demand . The IRP is a 20-year forecast of potential energy generation and efficiency resources to meet customer capacity and energy needs in Idaho and Washington.

“Avista is seeking energy that meets our system capacity needs and brings us closer to our goal of providing our customers with 100% clean electricity by 2045 and 100% carbon neutral resources by 2027,” said Jason Thackston, senior vice president of energy for Avista. Resources. “We are more than halfway with our mix of renewable hydro, biomass, wind and solar. It’s one more step to ensure affordable, reliable and clean energy for years to come.

The all-source tender seeks generation and demand-side management resources to meet capacity and energy shortfalls between 2026 and 2030. In addition to renewable energy requirements, Avista is seeking approximately 196 MW of winter capacity and 190 MW of summer capacity by 2030 for reliability. As part of this RFP, Avista may offer Avista Repower Resources and/or Self-Builds in the RFP. Avista will use an independent evaluator to participate in the design and help evaluate the proposals.

The tender is open to parties that currently own, propose to develop, or have rights to resources that meet Avista’s energy and capacity requirements. Parties that offer demand management solutions to reduce customer demand during peak winter and summer events will also be considered. Bidders must also demonstrate their ability to meet the minimum eligibility requirements listed in the RFP.

Proposals must meet the tender requirements, and Avista is awaiting proposals for generation from new and existing fuel sources, such as wind, solar, biomass, hydro, natural gas , renewable natural gas and hydrogen. It also expects energy management solutions from pumped storage, batteries and demand response.

Avista will consider hybrid proposals comprising combinations of clean power, capacity and/or storage. Avista will not accept proposals for Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) only.

Responses to the RFP must be received no later than Friday, March 25, 2022. The RFP and bidding instructions are available on Avista’s website at: myavista.com/allsourcerfp.