Avista seeks 120 MWa of fresh renewables

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US energy company Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA) is looking to add up to 120 MWa of renewable power generating capacity to its portfolio in order to offset market purchases and fossil-fuel thermal production.

The utility has launched a request for proposal (RFP) targeting new wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, hydropower and other eligible renewable resources. The minimum net annual output associated with the proposed projects is 20 MWa.

Interested parties can submit their offers by July 22, 2020. Avista stressed it is not considering a self-build option and will not accept proposals solely for renewable energy certificates. Adding an energy storage component to the above-mentioned resources is allowed.

“This renewable energy resource RFP reinforces the goal we established last year to serve our customers with 100% clean electricity by 2045 and 100% carbon neutral resources by 2027,” said Jason Thackston, Avista’s senior vice president of energy resources.

Avista Utilities serves customers in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and parts of southern and eastern Oregon.

Source: https://renewablesnow.com/news/avista-seeks-120-mwa-of-fresh-renewables-704387/