Xcel Energy Seeks up to 200 MW of New Solar Resources

SPS is requesting proposals for up to 200 megawatts of solar photovoltaic generation resources that could begin delivery to SPS on or before Dec. 31, 2016

AMARILLO, Texas--Xcel Energy's Southwestern Public Service Company is seeking proposals for additional solar energy resources as a component of its resource planning process.


Through this solicitation, SPS is requesting proposals for up to 200 megawatts of solar photovoltaic generation resources that could begin delivery to SPS on or before Dec. 31, 2016, and that would be contracted through a power purchase agreement.

The complete bid package is available today at www.xcelenergy.com/About_Us/Our_Company/Projects_and__RFPs. Bids will be accepted until 5 p.m. CDT on Oct. 10.

Southwestern Public Service Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy, serving 383,000 customers in the Panhandle and South Plains regions of Texas, and the eastern and southeastern counties of New Mexico. The company's transmission system also extends into Oklahoma and Kansas.

Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company with regulated operations in eight Western and Midwestern states. Xcel Energy provides a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.5 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers through its regulated operating companies. Company headquarters are located in Minneapolis. More information is available at www.xcelenergy.com.

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