- Mississippi Power has launched a RFP to seek solar power capacity of approximately 200 MW AC capacity
- Minimum project size, all of which must be located within Mississippi, is stated to be 20 MW AC at the point of interconnection
- The utility will enter energy-only PPAs with winners for 25 years and receive all environmental attributes
Mississippi Power, an electricity service provider in the US, is looking for proposals to source power from 200 MW AC solar PV capacity, to enable it to review market offerings and determine economic feasibility and viability of energy projects for its customers.
Mississippi Power is a subsidiary of publicly listed Southern Company and caters to almost 191,000 customers in 23 counties. It counts nearly 160 MW of approved solar energy capacity in its portfolio.
The request for proposal (RFP) specifies that eligible solar projects may either be fixed or deploy tracking technology with a minimum expected export capability at the point of interconnection (POI) being 20 MW AC. The utility will accept proposals for 25-year energy-only power purchase agreements (PPA) and will also receive all environmental attributes.
All eligible facilities must be located in the state of Mississippi and directly interconnected with the utility’s power transmission system.
Last date to submit RFP documents is March 15, 2022. Details are available on the utility’s website.