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Entergy Texas issues RFP for 2,000 MW of renewable resources
Company calls for solar, wind resources to add to existing portfolio
THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Entergy Texas recently issued a request for proposals for 2,000 megawatts of solar and wind generation resources. The solicitation for emissions-free renewables can provide cost-effective energy supply, capacity, fuel diversity and other benefits to customers for years to come.
“As the demand for energy grows, so does the need to seek diverse resources to meet the changing needs of our customers,” said Abigail Weaver, Entergy Texas director of resource planning and market operations. “Customers from all sectors are interested in access to sustainable sources of energy, and Entergy Texas is pleased to help meet our customers’ sustainability goals by investing in a diverse fuel supply.”
Wind and solar generation resources provide a large amount of clean power over the course of the year with no added fuel costs, helping to provide lower cost energy. Additionally, the RFP allows bidders to offer battery storage options to further enhance the wind and solar resources’ ability to meet customer needs.
Our commitment to providing reliable, affordable and sustainable energy is evidenced in prior solicitations. From 2019 to just prior to this latest RFP, Entergy Texas has issued two RFPs totaling 600 MW.
“The request for 2,000 MW of renewable resources also marks a major milestone for Entergy Texas, as this is the largest solicitation of renewable resources in company history,” said Eliecer Viamontes, Entergy Texas president and CEO. “Adding renewable energy to diversify our mix of power generation sources is part of our strategy for keeping rates low for existing customers and remaining more competitive for businesses looking to expand or locate their next operation in Texas.”
For more information about the 2022 ETI Renewables RFP, visit the Entergy Texas Request for Proposals website.
About Entergy Texas
Entergy Texas, Inc. provides electricity to more than 486,000 customers in 27 counties. Entergy Texas is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in New Orleans. Entergy powers life for 3 million customers through its operating companies across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy is creating a cleaner, more resilient energy future for everyone with our diverse power generation portfolio, including increasingly carbon-free energy sources. With roots in the Gulf South region for more than a century, Entergy is a recognized leader in corporate citizenship, delivering more than $100 million in economic benefits to local communities through philanthropy and advocacy efforts annually over the last several years. Our approximately 12,000 employees are dedicated to powering life today and for future generations. For the latest news from Entergy, visit the Newsroom.