2024 RFP: Frequently Asked Questions


2024-Interconnection

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Published On: 06/03/2024

Question: Will projects with an interconnection agreement from a previous DISIS be able to participate [in the 2024 RFP] without participating in the resource solicitation cluster? Or is the RSC required for all participants regardless of Interconnection status?

Answer: For eligibility requirements for the 2024 RFP, please see Section V. RFP Process, D. 2024 RFP-Specific Resource Solicitation Cluster of the RFP document, available at www.dukeenergyrfpcarolinas.com/2024-RFP-Documents.

2024-INT 00003
Published On: 05/20/2024

Question: In the 2024 draft RFP, under section B. Requirements specific to Solar Only Facilities, part (a) states that a project qualifies for the RFP if it has a “fully executed Interconnection Agreement with DEC or DEP and have participated in the serial interconnection study process.” Since a DISIS has been completed and projects might have an IA executed under that process, will the 2024 RFP amend the current language to include projects from earlier DISIS processes?

Answer: The Companies are not accepting projects in the 2024 RFP that have an executed Interconnection Agreement under a prior cluster study process.

2024-INT 00002
Published On: 04/19/2024

Question: Can you please confirm that projects planning to participate in the upcoming 2024 RFP and associated RSC should not enter into DISIS at this time?

Answer: Projects that plan to participate in the upcoming 2024 RFP will be required to participate in the 2024 Resource Solicitation Cluster (opening in August) and not the 2024 DISIS.

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Published On: 04/19/2024

Question: In the upcoming 2024 RFP if my project is selected as a finalist, but the RSC Phase 1 report indicates it would not able to reach commercial operation until after the RFP’s target time (presumably 11/30/2029), can my proposal decline the offer and have our proposal security refunded?

Answer: As currently contemplated, the Commercial Operation Date for 2024 RFP Winning Bids is November 30, 2029. Under the current version of the proposed 2024 RFP, a bidder may decline a winning bid offer and have their proposal security released if the 2024 RSC Phase 1 report indicates the project would have an online date past the assumed RFP target date (11/30/2029) due to network upgrade, contingent facilities, and interconnection facilities construction.