Solar Request for Proposals
Minnesota Power is seeking proposals for up to 300 megawatts of solar energy
MINNESOTA POWER IS EXTENDING THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTAL TO JANUARY 17th. THE ANNOUNCEMENT CAN BE FOUND HERE.
Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE Inc. is submitting a Request for Proposals (RFP) for up to 300 megawatts of regional solar energy to come online by 2027 that can provide customers with reliable energy that will help the company and state meet carbon free goals in the coming decades.
This request is part of Minnesota Power's EnergyForward vision and bold next steps for a sustainable path to a carbon-free energy future that is centered on Minnesota Power's commitment to the climate, customers, and communities.
The RFP strives to maximize the regional economic benefits of solar development, including preferences for diverse bidders and domestically sourced materials, and requirements for using union labor, local labor for construction and permanent staffing, and the development of apprenticeship programs.
RFP Notices and Documents
Minnesota Power Solar RFP 2023 (pdf)
Minnesota Power Solar RFP 2023 Timeline Addendum 01 (pdf)
Attachment A - RFP Bidder Forms (xlsx)
Attachment B - Minnesota Power Model Solar PPA (docx)
Attachment C - Term Sheet for the BOT Solar Resource (docx)
Attachment D - Solar Technical Specifications (PDF)
Attachment D - Solar Technical Specification Addendum 01 (PDF)
Attachment E - Mutual Non Disclosure Agreement (docx)
Questions will only be addressed prior to January 5th. During the week of December 25th, it will take additional time for the RFP Team to respond due to the holidays. Please check back regularly for questions and answers.
Bidder Questions WE 11/17/2023
Bidder Questions WE 11/24/2023
Bidder Questions WE 11/24/2023 Addendum 01
Bidder Questions - 11/28/2023 Webinar
Bidder Questions WE 12/1/2023
Bidder Questions WE 12/8/2023
Bidder Questions WE 12/15/2023
Bidder Questions Day Ending 12/20/2023