Arizona Public Service (APS) has made a Request for Proposal (RFP) to come into play on March 15, which will be followed by a bidder’s webinar on March 22. The RFP will invite proposals from solar developers and installers for the construction of a 14MW solar park in the state, which will be funded by APS through the company’s AZ Sun Program.
As part of the AZ Sun Program, this proposed 14MW plant will form part of the company’s planned 200MW of solar PV plants across Arizona state and must employ commercially proven technology. Bids will be accepted by APS from March 15 to April 30, with the company holding a stipulation that the plant must be completed by 2013 and will be owned and operated by APS.
The AZ Sun Program, approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2010, is a five-year program and is scheduled to have at least eight solar facilities online by 2015.
Further information on the webinar and the RFP is available here.
Additional reporting by Syanne Olson