SaskPower releases request for proposals for 32 MW

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SaskPower has released a request for proposals (RFP) for 32 MW of environmentally preferred power (EPP) after receiving expressions of interest from 29 developers proposing 545 MW of projects in the 25 kW to 25 MW size range. Wind proposals, totalling 436 MW, dominate the list, followed by 53 MW of biomass and biogas proposals, 42 MW of heat recovery projects and smaller amounts of flare gas, low-impact hydro and solar projects. Developers have until October 25 to submit their formal proposals. "The program is doing what we hoped it would -- bringing good projects forward and providing an opportunity for companies, organisations and entrepreneurs to make the case for their projects and proven technologies," says SaskPower CEO Pat Youzwa. The RFP is the second in the utility's EPP program, which is part of SaskPower's plans to meet new load growth over the next several years with green power and to allow the utility to evaluate technologies currently available for smaller-scale generation. Two wind power projects, 3.6 MW and 4.5 MW in size, were among three winning projects selected last year in the program's first phase. The third was a 5 MW heat recovery project.

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