- About 200 megawatts of electricity to come online around 2013 for use during peak use periods and to help integrate intermittent wind and solar resources. This bid will also seek about 200 megawatts of power for use during peak demand in the winter and summer and another 150 megawatts for winter-only peak supply.
- About 120 average megawatts of new renewable energy to come online by 2015 to help meet the stateâ¿¿s renewable energy standard. Because the output from most renewable energy technologies is variable, the 120 average megawatts would be the equivalent of the output from a 330 to 440-megawatt wind farm.
- About 300 to 500 megawatts of baseload combined-cycle natural gas generating capacity to be acquired by 2015 to meet increasing demand and replace expiring long-term contracts.
Though that plan also noted the companyâ¿¿s plan to close its coal-fired plant near Boardman in 2020, PGE has yet to come up with a replacement for the output from the 585-megawatt plant.The state Environmental Quality Commission signed-off on the Boardman closure plans last month. FOLLOW the Portland Business Journal on Twitter and Facebook. Copyright 2011 American City Business Journals http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2011/01/25/pge-seeks-third-party-to-help-buy-power.html?ana=thestreet