The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is calling on developers to submit proposals for 200 MW of renewable energy that can be brought online no later than Oct. 31, 2022.
Proposals, due to TVA by May 15, may include battery storage options. The ultimate amount of contracted power will align with the overall demand for renewable energy in TVA’s service area.
In 2017, TVA announced a similar 200 MW request for proposals (RFP), which resulted in nearly 675 MW of solar power being developed to supply new renewable energy to Facebook and Google data centers.
TVA expects to triple its solar portfolio by 2021 as utility-scale solar installations become an increasingly economical option. This growth also aligns with increased demand from large business and industrial customers looking to locate operations in the Tennessee Valley, says TVA.
TVA is a corporate agency of the U.S. that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors; it serves more than nine million people in parts of seven Southeastern states. Earlier this year, TVA announced that it would retire the Bull Run coal plant in Anderson County, Tenn., and the remaining coal unit at the Paradise power plant in Muhlenberg County, Ky.
More information on the RFP can be found here.