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2024 Wind, Solar, Storage & Natural Gas Energy Resource RFPs

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power company, is pursuing additional generation and capacity resources of up to 2,100 MW of SPP Accredited Capacity via the following Requests for Proposals (RFPs).

RFP Details

Wind, Solar, BESS and Natural Gas RFP via one or more Purchase and Sale Agreements (PSAs) for SPP resources.

In addition, the Company is soliciting Proposals for completion of an energy storage project at SWEPCO’s Harry D. Mattison power plant site.

PPA Wind, Solar, BESS, and Natural Gas RFP seeking energy, SPP capacity, environmental attributes (including RECs), and ancillary services via one or more Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs).
CPA Capacity RFP seeking short-term SPP accredited deliverable capacity via one or more Capacity Purchase Agreements (CPAs).

Self-Build Proposals:The Company plans to evaluate one or more Self-Build Proposals in addition to the Proposals received in the PSA RFP. The Self-Build Proposals will be developed by the AEP Projects Group who are independent from the RFP Team. Self-Build Proposals shall 1) be submitted to the RFP Team one day prior to the PSA, PPA, and CPA Proposal Due Date, and 2) use as a basis for the Proposal, the information required in the PSA Proposal Content Section (RFP Section 6) and all applicable appendices.

To qualify for consideration resources must interconnect to SPP with an SPP Queue Position of 2021-001, or earlier.

Proposals are due April 3, 2024. All proposal responses should be submitted to the RFP BOX Account outlined in the RFP documents.


Draft RFP Posted Online: November 29, 2023

Bidders Technical Conference: January 18th, 2024

RFP Issued: January 31, 2024

Notice of Intent: February 15, 2024

Q&A Deadline: March 19, 2024

Proposal Due Date: April 3, 2024

Final Selection and Negotiation: July 24, 2024

Execute Definitive Agreements: January 24, 2025

File for Regulatory Approvals: February 25, 2025

Required Regulatory Approvals: No later than March 5, 2026

Notice to Proceed: No later than May 5, 2026

Commercial Operation Date: No later than December 2027 or December 2028

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


Bidders Technical Conference

Date: January 18th, 2024

Time: 1:00-2:30 PM CST (2:00-3:30 PM EST)

Place: Zoom Webinar (Registration Instructions Below)


2024 RFP Q&A

Please email all questions to SWEPCO2024RFP@aep.com. Answers will be posted on here on a weekly basis.

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