Entergy’s Louisiana Utilities Ask for Renewable Energy Proposals
Request for proposal seeks up to 233 megawatts of long-term renewable resources
Baton Rouge, La. – Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. are seeking up to 233 megawatts of long-term renewable energy for the utilities’ customers.
A request for proposals was issued Dec.10 as part of a program launched by the Louisiana Public Service Commission that requires the state’s utilities to issue RFPs to seek up to a total of 350 megawatts of renewable energy as part of a pilot program.
“We are pleased to be part of this pilot,” said Bill Mohl, president and chief executive officer of the utilities. “The program will give us an opportunity to evaluate the availability and cost of renewable energy sources from existing and emerging technologies as we plan to meet Louisiana’s future energy needs with clean, reliable and reasonably-priced electricity.”
Under the terms for the request for proposals, potential suppliers will provide information on capacity and energy resources, along with a description of environmental attributes. Delivery of the renewable resource will be for a 10- to 20-year term. In order to be considered, projects must have a reasonable expectation to be in operation by the end of 2014.
The request for proposal is seeking power generated by biologically-derived methane gas, biomass energy, black liquor, combined heat and power and distributed generation based on non-fossil fuel resources, fuel cells, geothermal energy, low-impact hydropower, ocean energy, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, waste heat recovery, or waste-to-energy resources.
Bidder registration begins Jan. 10, 2011 with a Feb. 3, 2011 deadline for submittal of proposals. Potential renewable resource bidders can contact the RFP Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details about the request for proposals.
Entergy is one of the cleanest electric utilities in the country, and is taking steps to maintain that position while offering customers electricity at a cost below the national average. Entergy’s plants produce significantly lower amounts of carbon, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide than the national average for utilities.
Entergy’s Louisiana utility companies serve more than one million customers through the operating companies Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. With operations in southern, central and northeastern Louisiana, the companies are part of Entergy Corporation’s electric system serving 2.7 million customers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas.