Plainfield, Ind., February 27, 2012 — Duke Energy Indiana issued a request for proposals today for up to 400 MW of intermediate and/or peaking power for delivery between 2014 and 2017.
The request for purchased power is one portion of the company's plan to respond to stricter federal environmental regulations. Duke Energy Indiana also is completing a new, advanced technology coal plant in southern Indiana that will help address its Indiana power needs in light of possible generating unit retirements.
The resources must be operated by a Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator regional transmission grid participant and dispatched into the Midwest regional transmission grid. Bids should include capacity and energy for a minimum of one year. Specifically the company is looking for purchased power in the MISO planning years of: 2014/2015; 2015/2016; 2016/2017.
The company will evaluate proposals from qualified bidders on cost and other factors. Proposals are due no later than March 30, 2012, at 5 p.m. EDT.
The company has retained Burns & McDonnell to act as an independent consultant to assist with this request for proposal. All respondents will work with Burns & McDonnell for all communications including questions and bid submittal.
Duke Energy Indiana's operations provide nearly 7,000 MW of owned electric capacity to about 790,000 customers.