Arizona Public Service (APS) in the United States has issued a Forest Bioenergy Resources Request for Proposals (RFP). APS is seeking proposals for projects that utilise biomass feedstocks from high-risk forest lands in Northern Arizona to generate capacity and energy, pipeline quality biogas, or ‘other suitable products’. APS will accept proposals for projects that will begin delivery in 2020 or later. The entire RFP process will be monitored and reviewed by a third-party independent monitor.
Information about proposal requirements and bidder registration is now available online.
APS serves approximately 2.7 million people in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties. Using a balanced energy mix that is ‘nearly 50% carbon-free’, APS says that it has one of the US’ cleanest energy portfolios, including both the Palo Verde nuclear power station and renewable energy. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the principal subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital.