AES Request for Proposals:

New and Repowered Renewable Energy
Projects in PJM

Carbon-Free Projects for Our Customers in PJM, Including Our Strategic Alliance with Google

Overview

AES is issuing this RFP seeking carbon-free energy projects for our customers in PJM, inclusive of AES’ strategic alliance with Google. For any projects moving forward out of this RFP, AES Solutions Management, LLC will be the contracted buyer and counterparty to any Purchase Power Agreement from this RFP and AES will be the sole interface with respondents to this RFP regarding any projects submitted to the RFP.

 

We are seeking proposals for the purchase of up to 1 GW of energy, environmental attributes, ancillary services, and capacity from newly constructed renewable energy projects with commercial operation dates between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2023 in PJM. Respondents are requested to provide pricing for bundled energy, environmental attributes, and ancillary services both including and excluding capacity attributes for terms of 8, 10, and 12 years. AES will consider both unit contingent and fixed hourly shape structures from new solar, new DC coupled solar + storage, new/repowered wind, and other new carbon free energy sources within PJM.

Innovation in creating customized solutions is one of the core factors we’ll be evaluating in a potential provider. We are looking for providers that can offer the best renewable projects while being open and flexible to apply proven technologies that enable us to deliver safer and more dependable, cost-effective energy. Respondents are encouraged to note aspects of their project that are open to joint innovation.

 
 

Process and Timeline

 

RFP information, proposal submission, data exchange, and communications will occur through the PowerAdvocate web platform. 

 

Respondents are encouraged to reach out via any of the methods below: 

  1. For general inquires on accessing the PowerAdvocate event please utilize the chat function on this website.

  2. Technical support for the PowerAdvocate web platform can be reached either via email at support@poweradvocate.com or by telephone at (857) 453-5800 Monday thru Friday between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM Eastern Time 

  3. or RFP specific question via the Messaging function within the PowerAdvocate web platform 

The RFP process is comprised of four (4) phases:

Phase 1

Initial Qualification:

Requires respondents to complete the Expression of Interest (Exhibit A), Statement of Qualifications (Exhibit B) and Non-Disclosure Agreement (Exhibit C) and upload the corresponding documents via the PowerAdvocate event website.

Phase 2

Pricing and Respondent Submission:

Upon receipt and acceptance of Exhibits A-C, AES will provide approve access on the PowerAdvocate web platform for the Respondent to view full event details, proposal submission functionality, and view/download the PPA term sheets.

Phase 3

Due Diligence and Selection:

After receipt of the submission template proposals and supporting information via the PowerAdvocate web platform, submissions will be reviewed and a shortlist of projects moving forward will be identified. All respondents proceeding to Shortlist Notification will also receive AES’s long form PPA contract for review.

Phase 4

Execution:

Following successful due diligence and interaction with the respondents AES will enter into the PPAs.

Response Deadline

Expression of Interest submissions are due on Friday, June 26, 2020 at midnight EDT.
 

RFP submissions are due on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at midnight EDT.

 

Submissions should be sent online.

Access to RFP

Read about the complete RFP requirements, the solicitation and selection timelines, evaluation criteria, and legal considerations:

Questions

Questions about the RFP or submission process can be asked by accessing the RFP online.

 

All questions must be submitted by July 1, 2020 and will be answered by July 8, 2020.

 

View PowerAdvocate web platform instructions.

 
 

Background on the AES-Google Strategic Alliance

 

Energy fuels life, powers business and sustains growth. At The AES Corporation, we’re leading the transition to the future of energy. We believe it’s our responsibility to create innovative solutions that are both economically and environmentally viable. We partner with our customers to strategically transition to the future while continuing to meet their energy needs today. Working together, we’re improving lives by delivering greener, smarter energy solutions the world needs.

We are a Fortune 500 global power company that provides sustainable energy in 14 countries. AES Solutions Management, LLC (“AES”), a wholly owned subsidiary of The AES Corporation, is committed to supporting the energy goals of our customers while creating long term sustainable value through active management of our customer’s load and generation asset portfolio. It’s what we call energy management. As an energy manager, we take a strategic approach to matching our client’s energy objectives with a range of customized energy solutions and an unmatched customer experience.

 

In November 2019, AES and Google formed a strategic alliance to improve the experience for corporate energy customers and to develop and implement solutions that enable broad adoption of clean energy. AES is working with Google to sponsor clean energy projects in targeted markets in the United States and Latin America that have the potential to help Google meet its clean energy objectives. Google has achieved 100% renewable energy matching for the last three years and is the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy worldwide, with more than 5.5 GW under contract.

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