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Western to purchase renewable energy certificates for Federal agencies

WAPA's Media Line: 720-962-7411

​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 2, 2015
CONTACT: Jen Neville, 720-962-7050/7411, mediarelations@wapa.gov

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Western Area Power Administration is issuing a request for proposals for renewable energy certificates, or RECs, for itself and a National Aeronautics Space Administration field center. RECs represent the environmental attributes of energy generated by renewable resources such as solar, wind, biomass or landfill gas, physically delivered into the electric grid.

Western seeks firm, fixed, per-megawatt-hour unit price offers through the Renewable Resources for Federal Agencies program beginning November 2015 to support NASA’s Ames Research Center, as well as firm, fixed, per-megawatt-hour unit price offers beginning August 2016 to support Western’s renewable energy goals.

For full details about submitting a proposal, visit Request for Proposals. To receive consideration, responses to this RFP must be submitted by mail or fax only, on or before Sept. 21, 4:30 p.m. PDT. Email offers will not be accepted.

Email questions about this RFP to peebles@wapa.gov by Sept. 15, 2015.

About the Renewable Resources for Federal Agencies program
Western works in partnership with the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program across its 15-state service area to help its preference power Federal agency customers and other agency sites meet renewable energy goals, reduce emissions and foster markets for emerging technologies. The Renewable Resources for Federal Agencies program, coordinates the purchase of renewable energy and/or its benefits for Federal facilities with a streamlined purchase process that contains costs and gives agencies greater choice in the type of renewable projects they support. 

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