Duke Energy is soliciting information on acquiring new, diverse power supplies from commercial providers for its Indiana customers.
“One of our goals is to diversify our Indiana power generation in a moderate and orderly transition,” said Duke Energy Indiana President Stan Pinegar. “We’re soliciting the market for all types of power supplies, with a focus on renewable energy sources. This request for information gives developers the opportunity to let us know what may be available or what they would be interested in pursuing.”
Duke Energy is beginning work on its next Indiana integrated resource plan, a road map the company updates every three years to show how it will meet customers’ energy needs using a diverse mix of power generation resources, as well energy efficiency programs. The company’s goal is reliable and increasingly clean electricity while keeping costs for customers as low as possible.
In this request for information, the company is looking for information on:
- Renewable energy generation – solar, wind, biomass or other commercially viable renewable energy technologies
- Distributed energy resources – electric generation or storage that is decentralized, modular and grid-connected, typically renewable energy sources
- Traditional generation – coal, natural gas, petroleum or nuclear energy
- A combination of any of these alternatives
While the Duke Energy is not asking for formal proposals at this time, the company will use the information from this request for future Indiana integrated resource planning and potential requests for proposals to the marketplace. A megawatt amount is not specified; the integrated resource planning process will determine Duke Energy’s level of Indiana power needs.