Public Service Oklahoma renewables request includes hydro

American Electric Power subsidiary Public Service Co. of Oklahoma seeks proposals for long-term supply of renewable energy up to 200 MW, including hydropower. Expressions of interest are due June 16 with bids due June 30.

Proposals must rely on commercially proven technologies for renewable energy, including hydropower certified by the Low Impact Hydropower Institute, and wind, solar photovoltaic, biomass, landfill gas, and biogas.

Hydro resources must have a minimum nameplate rating of 2 MW. LIHI is a voluntary program designed to help consumers identify environmentally sound, low-impact hydro facilities for emerging �green� energy markets. (HNN 4/9/08)

Public Service Oklahoma seeks to acquire energy and all associated capacity, ancillary services, and environmental attributes, including renewable energy credits. It expects to sign one or more 20-year power purchase agreements for projects on line by Dec. 31, 2010.

AEP subsidiary American Electric Power Service Corp. is administering the solicitation on behalf of Public Service Oklahoma, a Tulsa-based utility serving 520,000 customers in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma.

AEP previously called for renewable energy to supply Southwestern Electric Power Co. (HNN 4/24/08) and Appalachian Power. (HNN 4/4/08)

A pre-bid conference call for potential bidders is planned May 21. Dial-in information is to be on the Internet at www.psoklahoma.com/go/rfp. During the conference, American Electric Power Service Corp. will outline the request for proposals and answer questions.

Proposals are due June 30. American Electric Power Service Corp. said it expects to notify short-listed bidders July 31, and to select preferred bidders Jan. 31, 2009. It plans to complete and sign contracts by March 31, 2009.

For information, use the �Submit a Question Form� link on Internet site www.psoklahoma.com/go/rfp.

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