Welcome to the Duke Energy Progress website for our request for proposals (RFP) for renewable energy resources. As part of our balanced solution for meeting the future energy needs of our growing region, we are seeking information on the availability of renewable and alternative electric generation.
At this site, you will also find information related to our various RFPs, including bidding deadlines, frequently asked questions, documents required for bidding and general communications pertaining to the RFP. The RFP is an ongoing request designed to meet the needs of multiple long-term planning requirements. Information will be posted to this site from time to time, and interested parties are encouraged to check frequently for updates.
Waste-to-Energy Development Information Sheet
Under North Carolina’s Session Law 2007-397 (Senate Bill 3), electric power suppliers are required to meet a certain percentage of energy needs from renewable resources or energy efficiency. There are specific compliance requirements through the use of swine and poultry waste resources. This document is intended solely to provide general information to those developing waste-to-energy generation projects with the intention to sell energy, Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), or both to a utility. This information sheet is not all encompassing. Generator owners are responsible for consulting with appropriate legal and energy professionals in determining all requirements for successful project development. Nothing in this Information sheet should be considered an offer or acceptance of terms or conditions for a Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) or an Interconnection Agreement.
For automatic updates on the current RFP process, future bidding deadlines or other related programs, please consult this website or email PECRenewableRFP@duke-energy.com with a request to be included in our distribution list.
Currently Duke Energy Progress will consider proposals from waste-to-energy facilities fueled by poultry and/or swine. Interested parties should contact PECRenewableRFP@duke-energy.com to receive a bid form. Prospective bidders for all other renewable resources should monitor this website for updates on future renewable energy solicitations or offers.
Power and Renewable Energy Certificates Output Purchase from Solar PV Facilities and Solar PV Asset Purchase
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC and Duke Energy Progress, Inc. (collectively, “Duke Energy”) are soliciting solar photovoltaic (PV) electric generation Purchased Power Agreements (PPAs) and turnkey construction proposals from solar PV facilities located within the Duke Energy service territories. Duke Energy is seeking approximately 300 MW (AC) of solar PV facilities providing power and associated renewable energy certificates (RECs). Duke will only accept PPA and turnkey asset purchase proposals from projects greater than 5.0 MW (AC) with a preference for turnkey constructed projects greater than 20 MW (AC).
The size (MW AC) eligibility requirements will be based on the size of the facility’s current interconnection request and only if the interconnection request was filed prior to February 13, 2014. Duke will not entertain proposals from projects 5.0 MWs (AC) or below, or from projects that propose to amend their interconnection request in order to meet the minimum size requirement necessary to participate in this RFP. This RFP will continue to advance Duke Energy’s goal of encouraging new opportunities for development, diversifying the company’s electric supply mix and complying with North Carolina’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS).
Solar proposals must offer projects that will be in-service by December 31, 2015 allowing for full utilization of the North Carolina state energy tax credit and the federal Investment Tax Credit.
The RFP will be administered via PowerAdvocate. You must be registered as a supplier in PowerAdvocate to gain access to the RFP and response packages. Once registration has been accepted by PowerAdvocate, please share your interest in reviewing the RFP via an email to DECRenewableRFP@duke-energy.com. An invitation to the event will then be shared. This RFP event closes on 3/28/14 @ 5:00PM.
Currently, Duke Energy Progress is not soliciting bids for wind projects. If you are interested in selling wind energy, please visit https://www.progress-energy.com/carolinas/business/renewable-energy/index.page for details on a standard offer and interconnection requirements.