Requests for Proposals (RFP) from Northern Indiana Public Service Company
NIPSCO issued its 2008 RFP for Renewable Energy and Demand Side Management (DSM) for the purposes of identifying and negotiating contracts for renewable energy and/or DSM resources for a delivery period commencing as soon as January 1, 2011.
The goal of this RFP is to provide NIPSCO with renewable and/or DSM resources that meet NIPSCO's long-term projected needs with a reliable, low-cost, stable-priced, and diversified resource portfolio. NIPSCO projects a need of up to 300 gigawatt hours per year of incremental, long-term, renewable resources. A portion of that need may also be met by energy conservation DSM resources.
The minimum project size for most renewables including landfill gas, bio-derived fuel, biomass, and wind is 5 megawatts. NIPSCO's preference is for in-state proposals and for renewable energy delivery with the associated and certified Renewable Energy Credits.
NIPSCO's preference for the location of the facilities is defined by the following hierarchy: 1) directly connected within the NIPSCO service territory, 2) State of Indiana, and 3) Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. (ISO) territory.
A non-mandatory bid conference was held on November 12, 2008. Relevant information from the bid conference will be posted on the RFP Web site at http://www.nipsco2008rfp.com/. The RFP and all associated documents are also available at this location.
Bidders should submit a non-binding Notice of Intent to Bid (NOIB) no later than 4:00 PM (CST) on November 30, 2008 via e-mail to [email protected]. Submitting a NOIB does not commit a prospective bidder to submit a proposal. Bidders who do not submit a NOIB will not be sent any further correspondence regarding this RFP.
Proposals must be received on or before 4:00 PM (CST) on January 15, 2009