El Paso Electric Releases an All-Source Request for Proposals to Reliably Meet Growing Demand for Texas Customers
EL PASO, Texas (October 31, 2023) - El Paso Electric (EPE) issues an All-Source Request for Proposals (RFP) to obtain long-term generating resources including renewable energy for its Texas customers from 2025 through 2030 (2023 TX All-Source RFP).
EPE’s initial resource planning studies project a capacity need of approximately 300 megawatts (MW) between May 1, 2025 to May 1, 2027, and an additional 300 MW by May 1, 2030, for a total cumulative capacity of 600 MW during the start of EPE’s summer peak periods.
“The All-Source RFP is designed to help provide the generation resources needed to replace our older generating units,” stated President and CEO Kelly A. Tomblin. “Several of our plants are more than sixty years old and our customer demand continues to increase year after year, especially in our Texas service territory. The All-Source RFP is one method of evaluating and procuring the best option to continue to serve our customer affordability and reliably as we face new peak loads and accommodate electrification.”
Prospective bidders have until Tuesday, November 21, 2023, to submit a Notice of Intent to bid. The full 2023 TX All-Source RFP may be found here.