TEP issues RFP for 10MW energy storage facility

 TEP issues RFP for 10MW energy storage facility

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is seeking bids for the design and construction of a 10-MW utility-scale energy storage system that would be operational by the end of 2016.

With a request for proposals (RFP) issued, TEP is seeking a project partner to build and own the storage facility under a 10-year agreement. The RFP process is being managed by Accion Group.

“We’re looking for cost-effective, proven energy storage systems that will help us integrate renewable energy into our electric grid,” said Carmine Tilghman, senior director for TEP. “As we expand our renewable resources, TEP will need additional and more flexible resources to help manage the variable energy production of these systems.”

Recently, TEP announced plans to reduce its overall coal generation capacity by more than 30 percent over the next five years by increasing use of renewable power, energy efficiency and natural-gas generation. TEP has approximately 330-MW of total renewable generating capacity.     

To view a copy of the RFP, click here

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