Duke Energy Carolinas requests proposals for capacity, energy

Charlotte, N.C., September 29, 2011 — Duke Energy Carolinas is issuing a request for proposals to purchase up to 1,500 MW of intermediate and/or peaking electricity generation (capacity and energy) in the 2015 to 2017 timeframe.

The company has a diverse and long-term sustainable strategy to ensure it can deliver on its commitment to customers to provide affordable, reliable and clean electricity today and for decades to come.

The RFP is driven by the company's plan to retire by 2015 all unscrubbed coal-fired generation in the Carolinas, where it is not economical to install a sulfur-dioxide scrubber. These retirements are being driven by known and anticipated stricter federal environmental regulations.

Proposals from qualified bidders will be evaluated based on cost and other factors.

Respondents must deliver capacity and energy for a minimum of one year on dates between Jan. 1, 2015 and Dec. 31, 2017. Consideration will also be given for proposals that start prior to Jan. 1, 2015.

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