US Utility Issues 1 GW Renewables RFP

Entergy Arkansas Soliciting Proposals For 1 GW Solar & Wind Energy Capacity

US Utility Issues 1 GW Renewables RFP

Entergy Arkansas says the 1 GW RFP aims to secure clean and cost-effective power supply for its portfolio. Pictured is 100 MW Chicot Solar Energy Center near Lake Village. (Photo Credit: Entergy Corporation)

  • Entergy Arkansas’ RFP seeks to procure 1 GW of solar and wind energy capacity
  • Solar facilities under the RFP need to be located within the utility’s service territory
  • It plans to enter into power purchase agreements with the winners from May 2025 and December 2026

A subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, Entergy Arkansas is seeking proposals for 1 GW of solar and wind energy generation resources, with solar projects to be located within the US utility’s service territory.

It plans to procure these resources through a combination of 1 or more build-own-transfer agreements, self-build alternatives, and/or 1 or more power purchase agreements (PPA) with validity from May 2025 and December 2026.

This request for proposals (RFP) is aimed by the utility to secure emissions-free renewable energy capacity for cost-effective power supply and to diversify its supply sources.

Touting its stature as the largest energy provider in Arkansas, delivering electricity to around 728,000 customers, Entergy Arkansas has close to 30 GW electricity generation capacity including 7 GW of nuclear power. Currently, its portfolio comprises 281 MW of solar power.

“Entergy Arkansas has a commitment to providing our customers with low-cost, reliable energy as well as more renewable generation,” said Kurt Castleberry, the company’s Director of Resource Planning and Marketing Operations, “We continue to grow green energy within our diverse portfolio of power resources to better serve our existing and growing customer base and look forward to some exciting proposals.”

Details about the RFP will be available on the company’s website.

In May 2021, Entergy Mississippi said it will add 1 GW of renewable energy capacity including solar to its portfolio over the next 5 years to replace aging natural gas plants (see Entergy Mississippi Wants 1 GW RE Capacity).

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