Dixie Electric Membership Corporation (DEMCO), Greenwell Springs, Louisiana and Jefferson Davis Electric Cooperative (JDEC), Jennings, Louisiana
Power Supply Request for Proposal (RFP)
DEMCO and JDEC are collectively seeking proposals for their individual long-term power supply needs and requirements. Suppliers interested in responding with proposals should read the following information and the RFP to register and engage in the process.
Dixie Electric Membership Corporation (“DEMCO”) and Jefferson Davis Electric Corporation, Inc. (“JDEC”), an informal alliance of two cooperatives in Louisiana, are collectively seeking proposals for their individual long-term power supply needs and requirements. Together, they service 117,000 residential, commercial and industrial retail meters throughout their service territories. Their combined annual energy demand for 2019 is approximately 600 MW and combined annual energy purchases are 2,547,000 MWh. For over 80 years, DEMCO and JDEC have provided affordable and reliable Electric service to their communities by serving member-owners in 12 Louisiana parishes.
DEMCO and JDEC are issuing this Request for Proposal(“RFP”) for their wholesale electric supply to serve their respective retail loads with contracts beginning April 1, 2024 for DEMCO and March 28, 2025 for JDEC. The Cooperatives are considering a range of power supply options in the form of full requirements, partial requirements, standard industry supply products such as blocks of power with varying or staggered term lengths, and direct off-take supply agreements from asset-based options such as renewable resources. In order to maximize the benefits of available market opportunities for their members, the Cooperatives are open to a combination of innovative solutions that may be a combination or portfolio of various supply products. These options of wholesale power supply, combined with their individual distributed energy resources (DERs), demand-side management and energy-efficiency programs, will provide for member electric needs and member engagement opportunities..
Applicable Laws and Regulations
DEMCO and JDEC are established as Louisiana Electric Cooperatives and are under the jurisdiction of the laws of the State of Louisiana and rules and regulations of the LPSC. DEMCO and JDEC are issuing this RPF and soliciting long-term power supply proposals as described in this RFP with the purpose and intent to meet compliance and follow LPSC General Order No. 9/2/83, In re: In the Matter of the Expansion of the Utility Power Plant; Proposed Certificate of New Plant by the Louisiana Public Service Commission (the “1983 General Order”) and associated MBM Order. The LPSC has recognized that the purpose of the Market Based Mechanism (MBM) process is to provide reliable service at the lowest reasonable cost, while allowing for the use of other public interest project selection criteria.
LPSC Website: http://www.lpsc.louisiana.gov/
DEMCO and JDEC LPSC Docket No.X-35500:
RFP Materials and Information:
RFP materials and RFP process supporting information will be provided in this section and will be updated from time to time.
*Please note the deadline for Part One Proposals has been extended to 9/24/2020. The RFP schedule has been revised accordingly.
RFP communications shall be managed by EnerVision on behalf of the Cooperatives according to the RFP. EnerVision shall maintain this website that contains the RFP, supporting documents, responses to the questions and answers, and any amendments or changes that may be applicable.
An email list of Suppliers will be created through the Supplier Registration process that will only include Suppliers that have completed the registration process (see Exhibit A of the RFP) for the purposes of this RFP. The email list will be used to communicate RFP updates, status, and other relevant information.
RFP Website: www.enervision-inc.com/demjefrfp
RFP Email Communications:
Joint Notice of Technical and Bidders’ Conference:
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Technical Conference will no longer be held in person, but instead will be held by remote meeting via Zoom at 9:00 am on July 10th, 2020. A meeting Agenda, including a zoom web-based video and audio conference and dial-in telephone is listed below.