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2021 Accredited Deliverable Capacity RFP

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power company, has made an informational filing with the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) associated with its plans to issue a Request for Proposals for capacity.

SWEPCO has issued this Draft 2021 SPP Capacity RFP to obtain up to 200 megawatts (MW) in 2023/2024 and up to 250 MW in 2025, 2026 and 2027 of accredited deliverable electric generating capacity from one or more resources within the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) to supply the needs of SWEPCO’s customers.

Proposals will be evaluated based on criteria outlined in the final 2021 SPP Capacity RFP. Proposals must be for a capacity only product with a minimum term of two (2) years and a maximum term of five (5) years with a start date of June 1, 2023.

To qualify for consideration resources must interconnect to the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) RTO and proposals must be for a minimum quantity of 50 MW. Refer to the RFP for additional requirements (See Sections 4 and 8.2).

Proposals are due August 12, 2021. All proposal responses should be directed to the RFP Manager outlined in the RFP documents.

Schedule

Draft RFP Posted Online:  April 28, 2021
Bidders Technical Conference:  May 26, 2021*
RFP Issued:  June 28, 2021*
Notice of Intent:  July 16, 2021
Q&A Deadline:  August 6, 2021
Proposal Due Date:  August 12, 2021
Final Selection and Negotiation:  October 15, 2021
Execute Definitive Agreements:  March 11, 2022
File for Regulatory Approvals:  March 26, 2022
Required Regulatory Approvals:  No later than March 27, 2023

*The above schedule is subject to review and approval by the LPSC Staff.

Documents

Bidder's Technical Conference

Date:  May 26, 2021
Time:  1:00 p.m. CST (2:00 p.m. EST)
Place:  Teleconference (details forthcoming)

Additional details to follow

Q&A

Questions should be directed via email to: SWEPCO2021RFP@aep.com.

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