Northern Indiana Public Service Co. opened its next round of request for proposals (RFP) to consider a combination of potential resources to meet the future electric needs of its customers. The RFP is open from May 20 – June 30.
The RFP is part of the company’s 2021 Integrated Resource Plan. NIPSCO said it plans to be coal-free by 2028 by adding cleaner energy sources to its existing portfolio of natural gas and hydroelectric generation.
In its latest RFP, NIPSCO said it is will consider all sources to meet its capacity needs beginning in 2024, 2025, and 2026. Dispatchable and semi-dispatchable generation, renewables, storage, emerging technologies, and other capacity resources, as well as contractual arrangements will be considered.
NIPSCO is requesting proposals in three target areas:
- Solar resources and solar paired with storage
- Wind resources and wind paired with storage
- Thermal, standalone storage, emerging technologies and other capacity resources
The total across all target areas is 400 to 650 MW of unforced capacity.
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