The Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL) is soliciting this all-source Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking competitive proposals to supply up to 475 MW firm capacity to meet customer loads into the future and to meet the planning reserve requirements of the Mid-Continent Independent System Operator (MISO). The proposals will help the BWL prepare for significant load increases, adjust to accelerated coal plant retirements, and continue toward carbon neutrality. An all‐source RFP means BWL will consider any electric supply or demand-side resources that can meet all or part of the BWL’s capacity and clean energy needs.
Ascend Analytics (Ascend) is assisting the BWL in administering this Request for Proposals (RFP) process.
BWL’s 2023 All-Source RFP seeks offers from a wide range of product categories, including but not limited to the following:
- Group A:
- Renewable energy (e.g., solar, wind, hydro)
- Dispatchable energy storage (e.g., batteries)
- Dispatchable thermal generation (e.g., natural gas)
- Group B:
- Energy efficiency programs
- Demand response programs
The absence of a technology from the above examples should not be interpreted as exclusionary. All commercially viable technologies are eligible to participate. Projects will be evaluated on a combination of quantitative and qualitative factors, including economic value, development risk, environmental stewardship, and project location.
All-Source RFP Documents and Submission
To submit a bid and receive all notifications for the 2023 All -Source RFP, qualified respondents must register using the links below. Additionally, questions about the All-Source RFP may be submitted using the links below. BWL will periodically tabulate, and post questions received and BWL’s responses for the benefit of all interested parties. BWL will not include company names, project names, contact information or other identifying descriptors in the Q&A posted to the website.
BWL hosted an online bidders’ conference on November 9, 2022, to provide information designed to help bidders prepare and submit their proposals. Click the links below to view the conference materials.
Bidders are encouraged to submit questions to BWL using the question submission form. Questions received through the form and during the conference will be posted to this website for the benefit of all bidders.
Local Interest, Partnership, and Teaming Opportunities
The following form is available to those hoping to connect with a bidder to possibly be a part of their proposed opportunity. The information received will be listed for bidders to review. It is the bidder’s responsibility to make contact at their discretion.