Duke Energy Florida (NYSE: DUK) plans on issuing a Request for Proposals to supply around 1,640 MW of new generating capacity in Citrus County beginning in 2018. The proposals will compete with Duke’s option of building its own natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant in the county.
The RFP will be released on Oct. 8 and is being issued in accordance with Florida Public Service Commission Rules. Interested bidders must obtain the official RFP to participate and will be required to obtain updated RFP information from Duke’s RFP website.
The company will hold an RFP pre-release meeting on Oct. 2 and a meeting for interested bidders on Oct. 18. Both meetings will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cotillion-Terrace Room at the Marriott Westshore in Tampa, Fla.
Proposals must be received by 3 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 9. A short list of proposals will be announced in March 2014, with finalists expected to be named in May 2014 and an award announcement planned by August 2014.
Duke Energy State President – Florida Alex Glenn stated in a release the company has a need for “significant generating capacity in 2018” and would be able to identify the most cost-effective, safe and reliable generation source through the RFP process.
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