Arizona Public Service Company (APS) announced plans to add new solar and wind resources that will help expand the company’s renewable energy portfolio to about 2,500 megawatts by 2021 — enough to power more than half a million Arizona homes.
The company plans to issue two RFPs by September 15, 2019. The first RFP will seek competitive proposals for up to 150 megawatts of APS-owned solar resources to be in service by 2021. This solar generation will be designed with the flexibility to add energy storage as a future option. A second RFP will pursue up to 250 megawatts of wind resources to be in service as soon as possible, but no later than 2022. Both RFPs will allow commercial customers to partner with APS in support of their own sustainability and clean energy goals.
For each RFP, a different third-party, independent monitor will review the entire procurement process. More specific information about each solicitation will be released in the coming weeks.
APS serves about 2.7 million people in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties and is headquartered in Phoenix.
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