SCE&G requests proposals to supply solar energy

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SCE&G took another step forward in advancing its renewable energy commitment by issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the first two solar farms to be constructed on its system.

The RFP calls for bidders to provide solar power to the utility through purchased power agreements with the selected solar developer(s).

SCE&G intends to work with solar developers to locate the solar farms on company-owned property in North Charleston and Cayce.

The North Charleston installation will be built on the 3-acre site of the former Leeds Avenue Gas Operations facility off I-526 and will have a generating capacity between 300 – 500 kilowatts.

The Cayce project, located adjacent to SCANA’s corporate headquarters off I-77, will be larger in scope with a generating capacity between 3 – 4 megawatts on approximately 20 acres. Completion of both sites is expected in 2015.

Initial plans were to build on a site near Lake Murray. That site is still on the table but may be developed at a later date.

The RFP for the new solar farms outlines technical requirements for solar developers regarding the design, installation, operation and maintenance of the solar photovoltaic distributed generation systems.

To access the full RFP, bidders must be registered at www.Poweradvocate.com, the web-based platform that will be utilized by SCE&G to administer the RFP.

For bidders with an existing PowerAdvocate Supplier Account:

Please share your interest in reviewing the RFP documents via an e-mail to SCEGSolarRFP@scana.com (must include full company name, contact name, and e-mail address).

An invitation to the RFP event in Power Advocate will be forwarded following receipt of your e-mail.

For bidders who require a new PowerAdvocate Supplier Account:

Visit www.PowerAdvocate.com, click on the “Registration” link at the top of the screen, and follow the instructions to complete registration as a Supplier.

Once the registration has been accepted by PowerAdvocate, follow the instructions above to request access to the RFP.

All proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. Oct. 3. Contracts are expected to be finalized by the end of December 2014.

For more information about SCE&G’s renewable energy initiatives visit www.sceg.com/solar.

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