27 Apr '15, 5am

TEP issues RFP to build a 10 MW renewable energy storage facility #solar

Tucson Electric Power (TEP, Tucson, Arizona, US) is seeking bids for the design and construction of a utility-scale energy storage system that would be operational by the end of 2016. With a request for proposals (RFP) issued on April 24th , 2015, TEP is seeking a project partner to build and own a 10 megawatt (MW) storage facility under a 10-year agreement. Such systems can be used to store energy generated by renewable resources for later use, making them increasingly important for managing the local electric system without compromising reliability. “We’re looking for cost-effective, proven energy storage systems that will help us integrate renewable energy into our electric grid,” said Carmine Tilghman, a TEP Senior Director who oversees the company’s renewable energy programs. “As we expand our renewable resources, TEP will need additional and more flexible resources t...

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