DTE Energy issues RFP for development of solar photovoltaic facility

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Michigan-based energy company DTE Energy is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the development of a solar photovoltaic power facility. The proposed project could be of 5 to 50 megawatt capacity.

According to a statement issued by DTE Energy, the RFP will be issued today (June 24) and notices of intent to bid are due by July 22.

And the solar project is likely to be operational by December 31, 2016. The company has stated that the proposals can be from within Detroit or surrounding communities.

Currently, DTE Energy owns and operates more than 20 large solar installations in Michigan. Its portfolio includes projects at Ford Motor’s headquarters in Dearborn and Monroe County Community College in Monroe.

Recently DTE Energy began construction of a 1.1-megawatt solar installation near Domino’s Farms. The project, which should become operational by the end of the year, is expected to produce adequate electricity to meet average energy requirements of 200 households.

The company has stated that it is also looking to develop a voluntary pilot program for customers who want to purchase extra power from clean energy projects.

Earlier this month DTE Energy announced that it was issuing an RFP for evaluation, measurement and verification services for its energy-efficiency programs.

The company sought bids from qualified vendors to provide analytical services for the residential and commercial/industrial portfolio of energy-efficiency programs offered by DTE Electric and DTE Gas in 2016 and 2017.

Ajith Kumar S

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