Glendale Water & Power RFP Seeks Distributed Energy, Capacity Resources
June 7, 2022
by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
June 7, 2022
California public power utility Glendale Water & Power (GWP) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) that seeks proposals from contractors to develop and deliver distributed energy and capacity resources within the City of Glendale.
GWP is seeking up to 50 megawatts (MW) of reliable and dispatchable power capable of being incorporated into the city’s integrated resource portfolio. This capacity would be in addition to GWP’s existing local energy efficiency, demand response, and solar-storage hybrid programs.
This RFP implements the City Council’s direction to GWP to seek proposals for an additional 50 MW of distributed resources for the City’s energy portfolio while moving forward with planning for the replacement of the aging equipment at the City’s Grayson Power Plant.
The RFP seeks proposals in seven categories that would be connected to GWP’s distribution system or at a customer location(s):
1. Commercial and Industrial Solar Paired with Dispatchable Energy Storage
2. Residential Solar Paired with Dispatchable Energy Storage
3. Dispatchable Energy Storage to Pair with Existing Residential, Commercial and Industrial PV Solar Customers
4. Renewable Distributed Generation (DG)
5. Demand Response
6. Energy Efficiency
7. Any other clean DER solution not encompassed in the above categories
Responses to the RFP are due on September 30, 2022.
The RFP can be viewed at: https://www.glendaleca.gov/Home/Components/RFP/RFP/3082/2961