NIPSCO announced RFP for 2,300 Megawatt PV and storage projects

The Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) announced a request for proposals (RFP) for 2,300 MW of solar and solar plus storage projects, 300 MW of wind as well as an undefined amount for other capacity resources. NIPSCO seeks to retire the bulk of its coal generation capacity by 2023, and its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) identified cheaper alternatives in renewables paired with storage, according to »Utility Dive«. The investor-owned utility »is leading a rapid transition away from coal assets, but lobbying and advocacy efforts in the state are expected to continue attempting to protect aging coal infrastructure, despite the defeat of a moratorium on new electric generation during Indiana's legislative session this April,« says the energy portal. According to NIPSCO, in November 2018 the company released an IRP calling for the addition of approximately 1,150 MW of solar and solar plus storage, 160 MW of wind and 175 MW of other resources by 2023. The latest RFP will close November 20.

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