Philadelphia Renewable Energy Procurement Request for Proposals

The Philadelphia Energy Authority (“PEA”) and the City of Philadelphia (the “City”) are issuing this Request for Proposal (“RFP”) for electricity and renewable energy certificates (“RECs”) to be generated by a wind, solar, or other renewable energy plant that are Class 1-eligible (the “Plant”), as defined by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (“PUC”). The Procurement Team intends for the acquired RECs to be applied to the City’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (“AEPS”) electricity purchasing requirements, be sold at market price or be voluntarily retired in support of the City’s sustainability goals at the option of the Procurement Team. Under the City’s Municipal Energy Master Plan, the City aims to use 100 percent renewable electricity to power all municipal buildings by 2030.

The Procurement Team is requesting proposals for a Plant(s) that will reduce energy costs, or hedge future market risk, associated with the City’s electricity procurement requirements. The Procurement Team will consider individual proposals for single or multiple plants, and multiple individual proposals that will allow the City to procure up to 490,000 MWh of electricity annually. A single Plant must have sufficient capacity to supply the City with 140,000 to 280,000 MWh (20 to 40 percent of City’s load) of renewable energy and associated RECs annually. The Procurement Team will consider multiple Plants in varying sizes or stages of development. The Procurement Team prefers commercial operation by mid-2025; however, the COD can be flexible as long as commercial operation is achieved before 2030, and no sooner than July 1, 2025.

All Proposals must be received no later than 5 P.M. ET on July 8, 2024. Proposals should be delivered electronically, emailed to and be no larger than 25MB to ensure delivery. Proposals over 25MB can be sent via multiple emails. Only electronic proposals will be accepted.

Activity  Date & Time (all E.T.)
Pre-proposal Meeting via Zoom (optional) May 24, 2024 at 3pm


Deadline to Submit Questions June 7, 2024 by 5pm
Answers Posted on PEA RFP website June 21, 2024 by 5pm
Deadline to Submit Proposal  July 8, 2024 by 5pm
Proposer Interviews – Location TBA  Week of August 5, 2024
Final Selection of Proposer(s) August / September 2024


The pre-proposal conference will be held online on May 24, 2024 at 3 P.M. ET. To register for the webinar, visit

View the links below for the complete RFP.

Renewable Energy Procurement Request for Proposals (updated 5/8/24)

Attachment A – Project Contract

Attachment B – Energy Use Data and Load Profiles for City of Philadelphia

Attachment C – Economic Opportunity Plan

Attachment C-1 – Economic Opportunity Plan Participation and Workforce Commitments Form

Attachment D – Philadelphia Tax and Regulatory Status and Clearance Statement

Attachment E – Local Business Entity or Local Impact Certification

Attachment F – LGBTQ Data Form

Attachment G – Campaign Contribution Disclosure Form

Attachment H – Operational Data and Development Status

Attachment I – Technical Submittal


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