Avista Issues Request For Solar Energy Proposals

Responses Due May 5, 2017

            Spokane-based Avista Corp. on March 20 issued a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) seeking up to 15 MW of solar energy, along with associated Renewable Energy Credits.  Energy acquired under the RFP will be used to provide renewable energy to Avista’s commercial and industrial customers.  The RFP specifies that projects must be located in and interconnect with Avista’s transmission or distribution systems, and states that projects will be favored if located near Othello, in Central Washington, near Lewiston/Clarkston on the Idaho/Washington border, or near Rathdrum, Idaho, which is just east of Spokane.

Responses are due May 5 with selection to be made by June 30.  The selected project is expected to commence operation on or before October 31, 2018.