RG&E Seeking Proposals for Non-Wires Alternatives to
Provide Distribution System Load Relief at its Station 43 Substation
We are issuing a request for proposals (RFP) from qualified and experienced developers with the capability to deliver innovative solutions that provide distribution system load relief.
This RG&E Station 43 Substation project is being offered for consideration of potential non-wires alternatives (NWA) to accomplish the following objectives:
- Establish sufficient quantities of distribution energy resources (DER) into the area served by Station 43 to reduce the peak loading on the individual transformer banks to below their nameplate ratings.
- Establish sufficient quantities of DER, distribution level demand response (DLDR), or other Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiatives to restore the combined N-1 contingency to 100% availability.
The term of the agreement associated with this RFP is January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2025.
RG&E is issuing this RFP for resources to defer the costs of planned Station 43 substation upgrades. RG&E will consider proposals for the following DER options in response to this RFP:
- Distributed Generation
- Demand Response
- Energy Efficiency
- Energy Storage
- Other resources that are able to meet the identified reliability need
RG&E will not consider any sources of DER in service as of the date of this RFP located within the service area. With the exception of natural gas and propane, we will not consider any proposals utilizing fossil fuels. Proposals must be capable of providing the reliability support and satisfying the other requirements indicated within this RFP.
To indicate your desire to participate in the RFP, please respond via email to Station43RFP@iberdrolausa.com by July 21, 2016. Upon receipt of a developer’s interest, we will provide the developer with details regarding the expected July 22, 2016 RFP pre-bid teleconference.