GSA Issues RFP for Wind-Generated Electrical Energy at Texas Facilities

May 16, 2008

General Services Administration's (GSA) Greater Southwest Region has a need for electric power to operate its federal government owned and occupied buildings located within deregulated areas of the Texas ERCOT marketplace. GSA is seeking proposals providing mostly renewable wind-generated electrical energy to be delivered to GSA facilities.

Given the volatility of fuel costs and electricity prices, and the difficulty of determining where natural gas and other generation fuel markets are headed GSA requires stable supply and pricing. GSA has decided to address these issues by procurement of reliable, price stable and economical wind-generated electric power to supply its facilities. Wind generated electric power is desirable because the wind will cost the same from year to year. Thus, procurement of wind energy, acts as a hedge against continually escalating fossil fuel energy prices, while providing environmental benefits.  

The Government is looking for a 50% wind generation as minimal percentage of the power supplied.  The approximate one-year electric requirement is 134,000,000 kWh.

Technical responses are due by 3:30 pm Central time on June 16, 2008. Contractors with proposals rated technically qualified will receive passwords to participate in a reverse auction that is tentatively scheduled for June 23, 2008.

For more information see the complete GSA solicitation notice.