Portland General Electric (PGE) has launched its 2023 All-Source Request for Proposal (RFP), inviting bids for resources capable of delivering non-emitting dispatchable capacity and renewable generation projects. Representing PGE's most extensive open application process to date, this RFP marks a notable shift, introducing a flexible timeline for project operations.
Brett Sims, PGE Vice President of Energy Supply and Resource Strategy, emphasized the significance of the RFP in ensuring resource adequacy for PGE customers and communities during the decarbonization of Oregon's power supply. Sims stated, “Our aim is to attract broad participation from energy developers with projects that offer reliability, flexibility, and maximum customer value.”
The RFP will remain open for bids throughout the first quarter of 2024, with PGE planning to unveil a shortlist of top-performing projects for acknowledgment by the Oregon Public Utility Commission later in the year.
Amidst ongoing efforts to reduce emissions, PGE is concurrently engaging in various procurement actions, including initiatives for community-based renewable energy projects. Additionally, an information discovery process is underway to guide future procurements, aligning with evolving customer needs.