Dayton Power &Light’s call for renewables includes hydro

Dayton Power &Light Co. seeks proposals for renewable energy, including hydropower, in a first step to expand its generation portfolio to include renewables. Notices of intent to bid are due Aug. 15, with proposals due Sept. 12.

To comply with Ohio’s renewable energy portfolio standard, DP&L, a subsidiary of DPL Inc., said it needs a minimum of 38,000 MWh of energy from renewable resources by the end of 2009. DP&L said its supply portfolio could include power purchase agreements, acquisition of assets, and acquisition of renewable energy certificates from renewable energy sources. Hydroelectric power is included in the list of eligible resources.

The utility said it would consider a variety of proposals, such as: power purchase agreements, including energy plus associated renewable energy certificates and other ancillary services; power purchase agreements with a buyout option; turnkey construction projects, including the transfer of all rights to renewable energy certificates; sale and purchase agreements for renewable energy certificates on a stand-alone basis, with no energy, capacity, or other products.

Ohio law requires utilities to purchase or generate at least 50 percent of their renewable power from facilities located in the state. (HNN 6/24/08) As a result, DP&L said it would give preference to renewables in Ohio. The company said it prefers renewable energy resources that already are in service, or can be placed in service before the end of 2010.

Hydro and other non-solar renewable energy projects must have a minimum capacity of 1 MW.

Notices of intent to bid are due Aug. 15. Instructions for submitting notices are included in the request for proposals, available on the Internet at www.dplinc.com/renewablerfp.pdf.

Proposals are due Sept. 12 to the address below. For information, contact Dayton Power &Light Co., Attn.: Shirish Desai, 1065 Woodman Drive, Dayton, OH 45432; E-mail: shirish.desai@dplinc.com.

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