NV Energy has published a call for proposals (RFP) for the design, planning, procurement, delivery and installation of a 350 kW community solar project at Mojave High School, a Title 1 school in north Las Vegas, Nev .
The project will be the first of several community-based solar resource projects developed as part of the expanded solar access program established under Assembly Bill 465 during the 2018 Nevada Legislative Session. The project will provide renewable energy and generate cost savings that will benefit low-income customers directly. Each of the projects also offers benefits for the training and certification of workers during construction, as required by law.
“We appreciate the work of our state parliament in establishing an energy policy that will help us harness the economic benefits of solar energy directly for low-income communities,” said Doug Cannon, President and CEO of NV Energy. “Community-based solar projects like the one we're developing at Mojave High School will create local jobs and provide educational opportunities for students in their own communities. These efforts are about ensuring that every Nevadan benefits from the renewable energy sources that we have in this state. “
The RFP is looking for offers for the planning, construction, procurement, delivery and installation of a solar photovoltaic system that offers efficient operation and low maintenance. The acceptable commercial structure for the project includes an engineering, procurement, and construction arrangement. Proposals must include a commercial operating date on or before December 31st. Projects are competitively valued based on a number of factors including best value for NV Energy customers and other price and non-price criteria. NV Energy invites all parties interested in bidding for this opportunity to access the company's RFP website.
The offers are due by March 29 at 4:00 p.m. The final project must be approved by the Nevada Public Utilities Commission.