North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency seeks battery storage proposals

January 19, 2021

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
January 19, 2021

North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA) has issued a request for proposals for ownership of a standalone battery energy storage system (BESS).

NCEMPA is seeking competitive proposals for a BESS to support NCEMPA’s demand response activities. As outlined in the RFP, NCEMPA is requesting pricing for six different BESS system configurations.

NCEMPA intends to select one of these configurations based on site-specific cost and project evaluation criteria.

Commercial operation for the BESS is scheduled for December 2022.

Proposals are due by March 11, 2021 and the RFP is available here.

NCEMPA is a joint action agency. NCEMPA’s members are 32 cities and towns located in eastern North Carolina, each of which owns and operates its municipal electric distribution system.

NCEMPA is the full requirements wholesale power supplier to its members and procures power from an investor-owned utility, pursuant to which the supplier provides native-load firm power to serve the loads of NCEMPA’s members.

The American Public Power Association offers a Public Power Energy Storage Tracker as a resource for association members that summarizes energy storage projects undertaken by members that are currently online.

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