Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative is requesting proposals for a turnkey Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) solution for five independent solar facilities to be located at our new Headquarters at 180 Oakwood Drive, Rockingham, Va.
Details and all required documentation from interested parties are contained in the links below.
Frequently Asked Questions on SVEC’s Request for Solar Facilities
What is this request?
Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative is requesting proposals for a turnkey Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) solution for five independent solar facilities to be located at the Rockingham Complex (headquarters) at 180 Oakwood Drive, Rockingham, Va.
What are the key dates?
|RFP mandatory pre-bid meeting||10/12/2018|
|Company answers to questions supplied*||11/01/2018|
|Bid submission deadline||12/3/2018|
|Contractor initial selection / notification||1/15/2019|
|Contractor contract execution||2/1/2019|
*No questions accepted after 11/01/2018. Answers will be grouped and have one response to all parties.
Why is SVEC considering this?
SVEC wants to gain a better understanding of the characteristics of commercial/residential-sized solar installations. The best way to build this knowledge is through a facility of our own.
Also, SVEC understands that it is our role to serve as a trusted source to members-owners for electricity information, including conservation efforts. These solar projects are part of this educational mission.
What is SVEC’s position on solar?
SVEC supports member-owners who want to pursue solar, or any other renewable form of energy, at their property. The cooperative has on our website (www.svec.coop/your-cooperative/net-metering) a detailed process for member-owners to follow in regard to these types of installations.
Since 2010, at the time of SVEC’s acquisition of part of Alleghany Power’s Virginia service territory, the cooperative, through its member-owners, has increased the amount of renewable energy on its system from 70 kilowatts to 5,880 kilowatts, as of August 2018.
What is SVEC doing specifically to support the solar industry?
SVEC is one of the participants in the Rubin Group, a collection of stakeholders discussing Virginia’s solar policy. These meetings are organized by Mark Rubin, a private attorney who runs the Virginia Center for Consensus Building at Virginia Commonwealth University.
By having a seat at the table in these discussions, SVEC can ensure that the best interests of its member-owners are heard as future policy is shaped.