Notice to Respondents:

Please note that a revised Appendix B-1 has been posted. This revised Appendix B-1 includes a capacity payment row.

Brazos 2020 RFI Documents

Brazos 2020 RFI

Notice of Intent to Provide Indicative Proposal

Evaluation Form for Thermal Generation Resources

Evaluation Form for Solar Plus Energy Storage Resources

Evaluation-Form-for-Coastal-Wind-Generation-Resources

Evaluation Form for Energy Only Blocks

Evaluation Form for Daily Call Options

Brazos 2020 RFI Schedule

RFI Issued

September 3, 2020

Notice of Intent to Provide Indicative Proposal Deadline

September 18, 2020

Final Date for Question Submittal

September 25, 2020

Indicative Proposal Deadline

October 9, 2020

Notification of Short List (if applicable)

TBD

Bidder/Stakeholder
Questions and Responses

Responses to all relevant questions submitted to Brazos2020RFI@acespower.com will be provided below.

Relevant questions and responses related to the 2020 Brazos RFI will be posted on this page. 

Yes, so long as they are relevant to the RFI.

Responses to questions will be provided as soon as practical. Response times will vary depending upon the complexity of the question.

No, submitting a Notice of Intent does not obligate your company to submit an offer. However, a Notice of Intent is required to be able to submit an offer on behalf of your organization for this RFI. 

No, this RFI is only looking for projects delivering in ERCOT. As stated in Section 3 of the RFI, preference will be given to Indicative Proposals delivered to ERCOT HB_North.

Correct, among the products requested in this RFI is solar plus energy storage resources. The specific details contained in the RFP administered by NRCO are available on their website.

There is no minimum tenor to coastal wind. Brazos Electric is seeking Indicative Proposals which provide the most value.

Brazos Electric is seeking Indicative Proposals which present the most value and has no preference between energy only and energy plus RECs.

At this time, Brazos Electric will only consider Indicative Proposals for Solar Plus Energy Storage Resources with contract start dates no later than December 31, 2022.

No, Brazos Electric does not have a preferred shape and will consider and evaluate fixed profile shapes provided by Respondents.

No, as stated in Sections 3.1.4 and 3.1.5 of the RFI, Brazos will accept Indicative Proposals for financial, day-ahead settled for energy only blocks and daily call options.

Appendices B-4 and B-5 may be used for physical or financial Indicative Proposals.

Contract Term represents the length of the Indicative Proposal in years, 2, 5, or 10 years, starting during 2021 for the applicable Delivery Term.

Delivery Term represents the intra-year delivery of the Indicative Proposal, July-August, June-September, or Calendar Year.

For example: 2-year Contract Term with a Delivery Term of June-September evaluated as June through September 2021 and June through September 2022.

No, we will not need natural gas volumes for the heat rate calls, only the Natural Gas Price Index.

There is not a specific date on which to base indicative pricing. Please indicate your forward curve date on your submittal.

Appendix B-1 has been revised to include a row to input capacity price. (ACES has updated Appendix B-1 to this effect)

Refer to our response to question 18. Respondents should make every attempt to adhere to the inputs in Appendix B-1 and provide documentation of any deviations.

Yes, if an indicative offer is valid for a range of quantity, please indicate the range. There is no preferred quantity.

Yes, Brazos Electric has interest in evaluating all 54 pricing combinations and determining which present the most value. Respondents are not obligated to submit pricing for all 54 pricing combinations.

For this RFI, Brazos Electric will only consider and evaluate Indicative Proposals for coastal wind resources. Non-coastal wind Indicative Proposals will be rejected.