DEC and DEP South Carolina DER Utility Scale Tier III Solar RFP
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC ("DEC") and Duke Energy Progress, LLC ("DEP") (collectively, “Duke Energy”) are soliciting proposals from solar photovoltaic facilities which are located in and directly interconnected to one of Duke Energy’s retail service areas in South Carolina. The purpose of this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) is to procure renewable energy projects capable of complying with Duke Energy’s Tier III requirements under the South Carolina Distributed Energy Resource Program Act (“DER”).
- DEC is seeking up to 40 MWac of projects - in service no later than 12/31/2022.
- DEP is seeking up to 13 MWac of projects - in service no later than 12/31/2021.
Solar PV proposals must have a nameplate capacity sized greater than 1 MWac but less than 10 MWac.
To respond to this RFP, proposed facility must have, at minimum, completed the System Impact Study stage of the Duke Energy Interconnection process.
Respondents may submit one or more of the following proposal structures:
- Asset Transfer ("AT") - Respondent will be responsible for all development activities and requirements to construct the facility Project ownership will be transferred to DEC or DEP prior to the start of construction and DEC or DEP will be responsible for construction of the facility.
- Asset Transfer plus EPC ("AT plus EPC") - Facility is fully developed and constructed by the respondent as “turn-key” offer. Respondent will be responsible for all development activities and requirements to construct the facility Project ownership will be transferred to DEC or DEP prior to the start of construction.
Additional RFP information can be obtained via PowerAdvocate Event # 102857.
Existing PowerAdvocate Supplier Account:
- Please share your interest in reviewing Event # 102857: DE-SC Utility Scale Solar RFP (DER – Tier III) with DECRenewableRFP@duke-energy.com. Your email should include your PowerAdvocate Supplier Account name and related contact name as listed under your Supplier Account. An invitation to the RFP will be forwarded upon receipt of your email.
Register a New PowerAdvocate Supplier Account:
- For respondents that require a new PowerAdvocate Supplier Account, please visit www.poweradvocate.com, click on “Registration” link at the top right-hand corner of the screen, and follow the instructions to complete registration as a Supplier for Event # 102857: DE-SC Utility Scale Solar RFP (DER – Tier III). Please allow at least one (1) business day for your registration to be completed. Once PowerAdvocate has accepted your registration, please share your interest in reviewing the RFP and Response Package via an email to DECRenewableRFP@duke-energy.com. An invitation to the event will be forwarded upon receipt of your email.
This RFP is scheduled to close on June 3, 2020 at 5:00 PM EDT.
 Per the language of Act 236 for Tier III, upon satisfaction of the minimum aggregate generation capacity targets for Tier’s I & II, the electrical utility may invest in renewable energy facilities located in South Carolina, each with a nameplate capacity that is less than ten thousand kilowatts (10,000 kW AC) and greater than one thousand kilowatts (1,000 kW AC), with a cumulative installed nameplate generation capacity equal to one percent of the previous five-year average of the electrical utility's South Carolina retail peak demand.
Unsolicited Renewable Energy ProposalsDuke Energy Carolinas is committed to building a robust, cost effective portfolio of renewable resources through purchases from renewable energy facilities, including wind, solar, landfill gas, waste-to-energy, and biomass. We appreciate your interest in helping us meet our renewable energy goals. Please continue to check this website for updates on future renewable energy solicitations or offers. If you desire to receive automatic notification of these updates, please email DECRenewableRFP@duke-energy.com with a request to be included in Duke Energy Carolinas' renewable distribution list.
Acceptable unsolicited renewable energy proposals can be shared with us in the following form(s):
- Renewable Energy coupled with associated RECs
- REC-Only Proposals
Waste-To-Energy Development Information SheetUnder North Carolina’s Session Law 2007-397 (Senate Bill 3), electric power suppliers are required to meet a certain percentage of energy needs from renewable resources or energy efficiency. There are specific compliance requirements through the use of swine and poultry waste resources. This document is intended solely to provide general information to those developing waste-to-energy generation projects with the intention to sell energy, Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), or both to a utility. This information sheet is not all encompassing. Generator owners are responsible for consulting with appropriate legal and energy professionals in determining all requirements for successful project development. Nothing in this Information sheet should be considered an offer or acceptance of terms or conditions for a Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) or an Interconnection Agreement.
Waste to Energy Information Sheet (PDF)