FirstEnergy Corp. is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to enter into long-term solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) on behalf of four FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities:
- Pennsylvania Power Company (Penn Power),
- Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec),
- Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed) and
- West Penn Power Company (West Penn).
The utilities are seeking proposals to procure up to 20 MW of solar capacity for long-term renewable energy and associated solar photovoltaic alternative energy credits (SPAECs) from new and in-development solar projects that are classifiable as Tier 1 solar alternative Energy Systems under Pennsylvania’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act.
The RFP process will be conducted by a consulting firm, The Brattle Group, and will take place this fall, with qualifying applications due by Nov. 7, 2022, and bids due by Dec. 5, 2022.