Request for New Resources

General Information

Idaho Power, an operating company subsidiary of IDACORP Inc., is issuing an RFP to solicit formal proposals from respondents for electric capacity resources (Products) to help meet Idaho Power’s peak electric energy needs in 2023.

Idaho Power’s service area continues to experience customer growth and an increasing peak demand (load) for electricity. IPC anticipates sustained load growth that will require the procurement of new resources to meet peak summer demand and maintain system reliability. Additionally, recent changes in the regional transmission markets have constrained the transmission system external to Idaho Power’s service area and impacted the ability to import energy from western market hubs for delivery to Idaho Power’s system. The addition of new resources to meet peak demand is critical to ensure Idaho Power can continue to reliably meet the growing demands on its electrical system and serve its customers.

The need for additional capacity resources has been identified as early as summer 2023 at up to 80 megawatts (MW).

Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals Main Document

Steps to Submit a Proposal

  1. Fill out and submit the Intent to Bid Form by July 7, 2021, to ResourceRFP@idahopower.com.
  2. Go to PowerAdvocate (our third-party submission portal) and register for an account.
  3. Submit your documentation according to the instructions on the PowerAdvocate portal.

Schedule

The below schedule is subject to change at Idaho Power’s sole discretion at any time and for any reason. Idaho Power will endeavor to notify respondents of any changes to the schedule via PowerAdvocate.

Portal opened for interested party registration and communication June 30, 2021
RFP and other solicitation documents posted to the portal June 30, 2021
Respondent Notice of Intent to Bid due July 7, 2021
Pre-bid presentation recording posted to the portal July 12, 2021
Deadline for submittal of questions, after which IPC may not respond July 28, 2021, by 4 p.m. MT
Deadline for proposal submittal. Evaluation begins. Aug. 11, 2021, by 4 p.m. MT

Questions?

Email ResourceRFP@idahopower.com.

Questions regarding the Portal should be directed to support@poweradvocate.com.

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