City of Palo Alto Issues RFP For Renewable Energy

The City of Palo Alto, California, last week issued an RFP for renewable energy. The request calls for non-escalating contracts for periods of between 5 and 30 years. The City intends to contract for 20 GWh to 60 GHw per year. Despite the constitutional cloud hanging over such requirements, the RFP includes a preference for projects within California, although projects with delivery points within the Western Electricity Coordinating Council will be considered. Responses are due by October 9, 2013.