Duke Energy Indiana extends renewables tender

Duke Energy Indiana Inc. has extended its call for bids to supply power from renewable energy sources, including �low-impact� hydropower and incremental improvements to large-scale hydro.

The utility extended the due date to Jan. 31 from Jan. 15 to alleviate potential conflicts due to the holiday season. (HNN 10/25/07) The solicitation seeks up to 200 MW from renewable sources by 2011.

Duke Energy Indiana said it is interested in purchased power agreements, buying a generating facility, or purchased power agreements with an option to buy the facility. Low-impact hydro must be certified by the Low Impact Hydropower Institute.

Only bidders who submitted a notice of intent to bid by Nov. 15, 2007, are eligible to submit a final proposal. An initial short list of proposals is to be determined by March 21. The company said it plans to submit negotiated agreements for regulatory approval by Dec. 31.

Responses must be delivered by 4 p.m. EST Jan. 31 to Duke Energy Indiana RFP, c/o Kiah Harris, Burns &McDonnell, 9400 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114. For information, contact Duke RFP, c/o Kathy Dunn, Strategic Business Consultant, Duke Energy Corp., MC EC12H, 526 S. Church St., Charlotte, NC 28202; E-mail: khdunn@duke-energy.com.

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