Appalachian Power Issues RFP for Solar Power

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By Editors of Power Engineering

Appalachian Power, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, has issued an RFP for up to 25 MW of solar developments.

The RFP requires new solar facilities to have a capacity of at least 5 MW, the Roanoke Times reported. Appalachian would then have the option to purchase the energy output or the facility itself.

Qualified projects would be built in Appalachian’s territories in Virginia or West Virginia, and meet requirements for interconnecting to the electrical grid. Proposals are due by March 9.

Any accepted solar facilities would be the first for Appalachian, which primarily uses coal for most of its power generations. The company does generate some electricity from wind power and hydroelectric.

Appalachian’s 15-year Integrated Resource Plan calls for adding 590 MW of utility-grade solar by 2030, as well as 1,800 MW of wind energy by the same time.

Should Appalachian meet those goals, the company would generate 10 percent of its power from renewable resources.

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