CPS Energy issues RFP for 500MW of Texas storage

September 21, 2023

Texas-based electric and natural gas utility CPS Energy has launched a request for proposal (RFP) for up to 500MW of energy storage systems.

Projects under this RFP “may be diverse and responses are welcomed from both large-scale and smaller sized projects”, a statement said.

CPS Energy said 500 MW of storage would be enough to power 100,000 homes.

“These smaller scale projects can be strategically placed at different locations within the CPS Energy service area, providing another tool to meet community growth and the ability to improve reliability in specific locations,” the statement added. “This RFP will be the first time CPS Energy has issued a notice solely for standalone storage projects, although past RFPs have included storage as an overall component.” 

Rudy D. Garza, president & CEO of CPS Energy, said: “We worked closely with our board of trustees and community to approve a generation plan that will provide power for our fast-growing community. We are casting a large net through this RFP process and are excited to secure more resources to meet that growth.”