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Public Utility Leverages Enel X for Renewable Energy Procurement

A Step­-by-­Step Look at Enel X’s Renewable Solicitation Process

1. Define RFP terms and create a developer community

Enel X thoroughly prepares and reviews the solicitation documents to clearly define RFP terms. Enel X also helps prepare advertisements and create RFP notices to attract as many qualified developers as possible.

2. Conduct stakeholder workshops to set expectations

In a half­-day stakeholder workshop with the off­-taker to provide transparency into the process, Enel X explains the details of the RFP, solicitation, and more.

3. Meet with and pre-qualify bidders

Before collecting bids, Enel X meets with all potential bidders who responded to the RFP to explain the process, answer questions, validate their creditworthiness, and establish pre-­bid security.

4. Collect bids and score submitted proposals

Enel X collects bids on its platform, then screens submitted proposals and creates a final evaluation that ranks anonymized proposals on a net-­levelized cost basis for apples-­to-­apples comparison.

5. Award project

Once the winning bid has been selected, Enel X reviews the details of the selected proposal with the off­-taker, and then negotiates a contract with the project developer.

There are significant regulatory requirements in any bidding process. Enel X supports the filing with the local regulatory entities, providing all necessary data and records to secure approval. Through this process, the utility company has already successfully awarded several projects, securing renewable energy at a competitive price for customers. As the utility works to meet decarbonization goals, Enel X will continue to support the renewable energy solicitations.

Find out more about Enel X’s renewable energy services.

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