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2023 All-Source RFP
SRP’s service territory continues to experience significant growth. This continued projected growth, combined with potential challenges with new resource development, planned coal retirements and ongoing Colorado River drought conditions, creates a need for additional power generation resources to ensure that SRP can maintain reliable electric service beginning in the summer of 2026. Accordingly, SRP is issuing this All-Source Request for Proposals (2023 ASRFP) to seek additional resources that can provide at least 200 megawatts (MW) at the summer peak to be online as early as May 1, 2026, and a minimum of an additional 300 MW by May 1, 2027, subject to load forecasts.
SRP also seeks to add up to 500 MW of new carbon-free resources. To the extent that 500 MW of carbon-free energy is not satisfied by the selected proposals for peak capacity, SRP may procure additional carbon-free resources if projects are determined to be feasible and cost-effective and SRP determines it can accommodate these additional resources while maintaining customer reliability.
SRP will also be developing a proposal for flexible natural gas units to be located at a site to be selected in the coming months. SRP’s analysis of the pricing and information submitted in response to its 2021 All-Source RFP suggest that flexible natural gas units represent the most cost-effective resource that will provide the necessary reliability and maintain SRP’s path to meeting our sustainability goals. SRP also recognizes that the market is changing and evolving quickly and that the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act provides an opportunity to consider other resource alternatives. SRP is issuing this ASRFP to seek cost-effective alternatives to the flexible natural gas proposal that it will be developing. SRP expects to present the top-scoring resource options and a recommendation to its Board of Directors in late 2023.
SRP is an agricultural improvement district organized under the laws of the State of Arizona and provides retail electric service to more than 1 million residential and business customers in and around the Phoenix metropolitan area. SRP serves the energy needs of its customers from generation that is produced with a diverse fuel mix that includes nuclear, coal, hydroelectric, natural gas and renewable resources such as solar, battery storage, wind, biomass and geothermal. SRP is rated AA+ by S&P Global Ratings and Aa1 by Moody’s Investors Service Inc. and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.
SRP has a strong history of stewardship associated with the water and power resources it provides to the Salt River Valley and a strong commitment to the environment.
How to participate
This RFP will be open until April 27, 2023, and is available through the Wood Mackenzie Supply Chain Sourcing Intelligence Platform® (the Platform). The Platform will serve as the means of communication between bidders and SRP. All response material to the proposal, including any necessary attachments, must be uploaded using the Platform.
If your company is interested in participating in the RFP, please contact our bid event coordinator (Brandon Ortiz, firstname.lastname@example.org) in order to be added to this particular event.
Visit the Supplier Registration Link and follow all of the on-screen instructions to create a new account. Once you have completed registration, you will not need to register again in the future. Your account will be active in the system and will be available for any future events. Please email email@example.com to advise that you have registered in the Platform and are interested in participating in this RFP. You will be able to log in and view the RFP once it has opened by going to www.poweradvocate.com and clicking the “Login” button.
If you are an existing user with an active account, you will be able to log in and view the RFP once the RFP has opened by going to www.poweradvocate.com and clicking the “Login” button. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to advise that you are registered in the Platform and are interested in participating in this RFP.
If you have forgotten your username or password, please use the “forgot username or password” link.
At any time during the RFP, the bidder may return to www.poweradvocate.com to log on to the RFP, download the documentation, complete the online datasheet information and/or upload bidder responses.
For questions about the system, please reach out to the Wood Mackenzie Supply Chain help desk at (857) 453-5800 or via email at email@example.com.