Muscatine Power & Water seeks solar generation proposals through RFP

March 31, 2021

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
March 31, 2021

Iowa public power utility Muscatine Power & Water (MPW) is seeking bids for two sets of full-attribute solar generation projects through a recently released request for proposals (RFP).

MPW is seeking bids for a solar generation power purchase agreement (PPA) at an existing water wellfield and at developer-sited locations.

MPW also requests optional bids for engineering and procurement services as an alternative to any proposed PPA at the MPW-owned Grandview Wellfield Site.

A construction estimate is required alongside this optional bid; however, any construction contract is required to go through a separate competitive bid and award process.

The preferred commercial operation date is 2023.

MPW is seeking to retain or resell all energy, capacity, and renewable attributes of the proposed projects.

Projects may be solar only or solar coupled with a battery electric storage system.

Projects should be optimized to provide the lowest levelized cost of energy within the constraints provided.

MPW is open to alternate project configurations provided they would deliver a net value to the utility and its customer owners.  Key tenets of project consideration are project viability, price, congestion risk, equipment performance, and deliverability

The Energy Authority is the administrator for the RFP.

To access the RFP document, schedule, and term sheet, visit TEA’s procurement site.