Arizona Public Service issues request for proposals from solar developers to build 17-MW solar PV facility, financed by APS through its AZ Sun Program
September 15, 2011
– Request for Proposal Issued
Arizona Public Service Co. announces a Request for Proposal (RFP) from solar developers and installers to construct a 17-megawatt solar photovoltaic facility – financed by APS through the company’s AZ Sun Program.
Interested parties are encouraged to participate in a bidder’s webinar on October 12. Additional information about the webinar and the RFP is available online at aps.com/rfp.
Projects must employ commercially proven technology. When completed in 2013, the new solar facility, part of the AZ Sun Program, will be owned and operated by APS and is expected to provide electricity to more than 4,000 Arizona homes.
With AZ Sun, APS is investing in the development of 100 MW of solar photovoltaic power plants across Arizona. APS is partnering with third-party developers and equipment providers to design and construct the facilities, increasing the opportunity for more developers to participate since project financing is provided by APS.
The AZ Sun Program was approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2010. The four-year program is expected to have at least six solar facilities online by 2014 and create more than 1,000 Arizona construction jobs.
APS, Arizona’s largest and longest-serving electricity utility, serves more than 1.1 million customers in 11 of the state’s 15 counties. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the principal subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW).