Three Louisiana Rural Electric Cooperatives Issue Request for Information Related to Alternatives for Supplying 925 MW of Capacity

Posted on: July 1, 2019

A Major Step in Moving to a Diversified Portfolio of Supply and Demand Reduction Resources

Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation, Pointe Coupee Electric Membership Corporation and Concordia Electric Cooperative Inc. are together seeking information from providers of capacity and energy resources regarding contracted power supply and demand reduction solutions. Collectively, these utilities’ requirements amount to an approximate annual peak demand of 925 MW (sum of the non-coincident peak demands) and 2,900,000 MWh of annual energy.

The utilities are interested in understanding the current availabilities, flexibilities, and preferences of companies interested in providing delivered energy and/or capacity. The utilities are also interested in understanding the potential advantages of contracting for a diverse portfolio of demand reduction and supply sources, including thermal and renewable technologies and storage alternatives.

A Request for Information (RFI) soliciting expressions of interest is available to interested providers by first registering on the solicitation website at lreacoopsrfi.daymarkea.com. The information obtained through this RFI will be used in evaluating candidates to receive potential future Requests for Proposals (RFP) pursuant to the Louisiana Public Service Commission rules.

Any and all questions related to this RFI should be submitted to our advisor and solicitation manager at LREACOOPSRFI@daymarkea.com.