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Wind Generation: Request for Proposals

Xcel Energy seeks 200 megawatts in the Upper Midwest to power growing renewable energy programs.

Xcel Energy, a national wind energy leader for more than a decade, plans to add an additional 200 megawatts of wind energy to its system serving customers in the Upper Midwest. The company is seeking proposals from wind developers to provide clean energy for new customers and the company’s innovative renewable energy programs.

Xcel Energy is seeking approximately 200 megawatts of wind energy through power purchase agreements. Eligible projects must have a point of interconnection within MISO and must be located in Minnesota, North Dakota, or South Dakota.

How It Works

Complete proposals must be submitted to us by 5:00 p.m. Central time on May 1, 2019. All proposals must be sent by express, certified or registered mail, or hand delivered to the following address:

Xcel Energy
NSP 2019 RFP
Attn: RFP Project Manager
414 Nicollet Mall, 401-8
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Estimated Schedule

This schedule is subject to change.

RFP issued April 10, 2019
Bidder deadline to submit questions April 18, 2019
Answers to bidder questions posted April 24, 2019
Bid submittal deadline at 5:00 p.m. Central time May 1, 2019
Evaluation and selection of bids May 17, 2019
Contract negotiations complete July 10, 2019
Filing with Minnesota Public Utilities Commission July 2019
Anticipated regulatory approval Q4 2019

Additional Information

Prior to submitting a proposal, please review all files below in the Documents section. These documents include detailed instructions and requirements needed to develop and submit a proposal. Inquiries about this RFP will be accepted only by email to


NSP 2019 Wind RFP Document (PDF)

Appendix A: NSP 2019 Wind RFP Bidder Forms (XLS)

Appendix B: NSP's Model Wind Power Purchase Agreement (DOC)

Appendix B: NSP's Model Wind Power Purchase Agreement (PDF)

Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification - W-9 (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

NSP Wind Generation Q&A 04.22 (PDF)

NSP Wind Generation Q&A 04.16 (PDF)

Please email the RFP Project Manager with any other questions.

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