Download our Off-site Renewables PPA RFP Template.
Once you have identified your approach to the market and established your criteria, it is time to run a more formal RFP. This process may need to be conducted with the guidance of your procurement, finance, and legal departments. Some examples of RFPs developed by other cities include these by the City of Charlotte, NC; the City of Cincinnati, OH; the City of Denton, TX; the City of Houston, TX; the City of Philadelphia, PA; and the District of Columbia. Refer to Chapter 6 of the EPA’s Guide to Purchasing Green Power for more considerations.
When developing a RFP, you should provide a standard set of information to developers. This encourages accurate, comparable bids. See the Discover Providers and Pricing section for more information.
For specific language to include, see the Off-site Renewables PPA RFP Template. To guide your process, the information below summarizes what is included in each section of our RFP template. Recommended RFP elements, related resources, and helpful videos from an ACCC Renewables Accelerator RFP virtual workshop are available below.