SaskPower – the principal electricity utility for Saskatchewan, Canada – has issued a request for proposals (RFP) through its wholly owned subsidiary NorthPoint Energy Solutions (NorthPoint) seeking 500 MW of firm capacity and energy in a solicitation process administered by Daymark Energy Advisors. The RFP is available on BidNet Direct.
SaskPower is committed to achieving a net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions power system by 2050 or earlier -- while maintaining a GHG emissions reduction target of at least 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. To achieve these emission reductions, SaskPower is pursuing several options including working with independent power producers to develop significant renewable generation additions in Saskatchewan. The utility has also announced an increase of interconnection capacity between Saskatchewan and the Southwest Power Pool (SPP).
Expanding transmission capacity with the SPP will enhance reliability, resilience, and flexibility of SaskPower’s system and complement future renewable generation in Saskatchewan.
As part of the RFP, NorthPoint is seeking proposals sourced from facilities currently in-service or to be constructed in the SPP footprint, including renewable resources slated to be in-service by January 1, 2029. Proposals will be evaluated primarily on their ability to contribute to SaskPower’s reliability and clean energy objectives while maintaining cost effectiveness.
As part of the transparent competition process, a solicitation schedule is available in the RFP document accessible through BidNet Direct. Proposals are due in December 2023. Questions related to the RFP should be submitted through BidNet Direct.
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Established in 1929, SaskPower is Saskatchewan’s leading energy supplier. Its corporate mission is to ensure reliable, sustainable and cost-effective power for its customers and the communities it serves.
SaskPower’s team is made up of nearly 3,100 permanent full-time employees who manage almost $13 billion in generation, transmission, distribution and other assets. The company operates seven natural gas power stations, three coal-fired power stations, seven hydroelectric stations, and two wind facilities. Combined, they generate 3,968 megawatts (MW) of power. SaskPower also buys power from various independent power producers. The company’s total available generating capacity is 5,437 MW.
SaskPower is responsible for serving over 550,000 customer accounts within Saskatchewan’s geographic area of approximately 652,000 square km. It maintains over 160,000 circuit km of power lines, 59 high voltage switching stations and 200 distribution substations.
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