Poudre Valley REA is soliciting proposals through a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) process for up to 2 megawatts of community solar for locations within the PVREA service territory.
Bid Type: RFP
Closing Date: December 15. 2020
Request for Proposals Q&A
The option for PVREA sourced financing means that PVREA will procure financing and pay for the project lump sum, likely with some form of developer-sourced production guarantees. Respondents can offer financing options (i.e. PPA) and also indicate a willingness to consider PVREA-sourced financing.
No, PVREA is not seeking energy storage through this RFP.
No, PVREA has not specified a particular type of co-op member as the off taker for the project (e.g., commercial, residential, non-profit, low-to-moderate income, etc.).
As described in the RFP, you can request additional more detailed system map information. You may also submit a Pre-Application Report Request for additional information.
Yes, that is sufficient to prove that you have the right to develop the project.
The ramp rate is most important PVREA analysis, but the ability to respond to real-time curtailment signal is also vital. Please include the information as a chart or figure in the document. PVREA will ask for additional information if needed.
Hourly data is preferred, as this will help PVREA examine interconnection cost (substation load, etc.)
No preference exists regarding urban vs. rural sites. PVREA will consider the overall suitability of the site in the context of the surrounding landscape, such as integration with nearby agriculture or “curb appeal” if near residential development.
Energy storage is not being considered with this RFP. Single axis trackers are likely one approach to extending production into more valuable evening hours.
Projects that can be interconnected to PVREA's distribution system will be considered, regardless of whether the footprint of the project is actually in PVREA's service territory.
We are unable to state a preference for one site or another, although the RFP does state the characteristics that we are seeking, including the capacity available at nearby substations.
Yes PVREA can provide a W-9.
Yes, PVFREA will handle all the subscription acquisition and management. The system owner will not incur any additional costs from the community solar arrangement.
If selected, the full interconnection study (impact and facility) usually takes 4-6 weeks. Remember that PVREA will incur much of the expense shown in the facility study (interconnection costs).
Yes, PVREA wants to understand the overall viability of the project. Applicants can provide an overview of applicant supplied financing or a statement that the applicant wishes to explore financing provided by PVREA.
Unfortunately, we will need you to mail a check.
Yes, this will be reflective of the value of the project and confidence regarding performance.
Yes, extensive delay or non-performance certainly has a cost to PVREA.