CWLP is committed to serving customers with excellence, planning for the future, and delivering exceptional services to the community. Due to the anticipation of unit retirements, CWLP is seeking bids for Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) with a Commercial Operation Date (COD) between 2021 and 2023 from new or existing resources. CWLP seeks to procure Energy and Capacity for a term between 5-20 years. CWLP will accept bids for either or both products, from one or more new or existing projects, of all resource types. Key tenets of project consideration are project viability, price, congestion risk, and deliverability; CWLP is only seeking bids for projects physically located within the state of Illinois; specifically MISO Capacity Zone 4.

The City of Springfield through its Office of Public Utilities commonly known as City Water, Light and Power of Springfield, IL (CWLP) is a city-owned utility system in Springfield, Illinois. CWLP provides electric and water services within the Springfield city limits. CWLP serves approximately 70,000 customers, maintains overhead and underground electric infrastructure, and is a member of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) Regional Transmission Organization (RTO). Retirement of existing thermal resources, Dallman 1 & 2 in 2020 with a combined capacity of 137 MW and Dallman 3 by 2023 with a capacity of 151 MW, are a primary factor for the new resource request. Following these retirements, CWLP will have supply to meet an estimated 71% of this requirement.

As a trusted public power affiliate, The Energy Authority (TEA) is the administrator this Request for Proposals (RFP).

To access the RFP document, schedule, and term sheet, please visit TEA’s Procurement site: TEA Marketplace

For questions, please email: CWLPRFP@teainc.org