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2013 SPS Wind Generation Resources Request for Proposal

2013 SPS Wind Generation Resources Request for Proposal

We are accepting proposals for wind generation


Southwestern Public Service Company (“SPS”), an operating company subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., is issuing this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) as a component to SPS’s resource planning process.  

Through this solicitation, SPS is seeking proposals for wind generation that could begin delivery to SPS on or after January 1, 2014 (but no later than December 31, 2015) and that would be contracted for through a PPA.

Submittal of Proposals

Bids will be accepted until 5:00 P.M. Central Time on Friday, April 12, 2013.  All bids must be transmitted by express, certified or registered mail, or hand delivered to SPS’s RFP point of contact at the following address:

SPS 2013 Wind Generation RFP submission:

Brian Fleming
600 Tyler Street, Suite 2900
Amarillo, TX 79101
Office: (806) 378-2460
Email: brian.fleming@xcelenergy.com

Proposals received later than the due date and time indicated will be rejected and returned unopened, unless SPS determines that extenuating circumstances led to late delivery.

Two (2) bound hardcopies of the proposal must be included in the submittal.  In addition, Bidders must submit one electronic copy on a USB drive in a Microsoft Office format.  All bid forms must be completed and submitted in MS Excel (.xls) format.

Proposals must be submitted in a sealed package with the following information shown on the package:

  • Response to SPS 2013 Wind Generation RFP
  • Confidential Sealed Bid Proposal


Frequently Asked Questions

1.      It is unclear who is responsible for delivery of energy to the SPS service territory.  Who is responsible for transmission service for a project interconnecting to directly to the SPP transmission system but, outside of the SPS balancing authority?   The Seller is responsible for obtaining transmission service to deliver the energy to the SPS BA.  SPS will be responsible for transmission service within its BA.

2.      Is SPS willing to consider projects outside of the SPS balancing authority that may have a short period of non-firm transmission?   Yes.

3.      Would two mutually exclusive offers from the same facility (interconnection point) require one bid fee?  Basically, assessing two different WTG manufacturers.   Since the projects are separate projects, they will have to be evaluated separately.  A separate bid fee is required for each offer.

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