Greenwood, SC, Looking For Energy Provider
The Greenwood Commissioners of Public Works (CPW), the municipal
organization responsible for the energy needs for the city of
Greenwood, SC, said last week it has entered the market for a total
energy provider. The CPW is searching for companies with tangible
assets to provide comprehensive energy supply services, including
power supply and gas supply. Energy supply proposals may include
alternatives ranging from full requirements service to the
development of owned generating resources, the CPW said.
The CPW serves approximately 12,000 electric customers and
16,000 gas customers. CPW's peak electric load during the past
five years has ranged from 52 to 63 MW with sales of 150,000 MWhs.
CPW's gas system has sales of approximately 5 Bcf annually, with a
historical peak day of 23,000 Dth. In total, the CPW spends $25
million/year on gas and power, said Michael Kan, a CPW spokesman.
"Right now, the CPW has a good electric deal with Cinergy, but
that expires within the next year," Kan said. "Now, noticing all
the consolidation within the electric and gas sectors, the CPW
wants to take advantage of that and find one provider who will
offer a long-term deal at a cheap price. In essence, the CPW wants
to get more bang for its buck."
The CPW has contracts with many different gas suppliers, and is
in the process of giving notice on those agreements, Kan added. By
this coming May, the CPW will have the opportunity to exit 75% of
its gas contracts.
The CPW is holding a mandatory pre-proposal conference on
September 14 in Charlotte, NC. Requests for copies of the RFP
should be made to Jodie Coykendall at (704)347-8100.
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