Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc
Power Supply with Qualified Scheduling Entity Request for Proposals
Tri-County Electric Cooperative (“TCEC”) is a not-for-profit distribution cooperative owned and governed
by its member-owners. Headquartered in Aledo, Texas, TCEC serves about 102,500 members through
over 129,800 meters, and owns more than 9,780 miles of distribution linesin sixteen Texas counties. TCEC
has an annual summer peak of approximately 760 MW and wholesale purchases totaling approximately
3,100,000 MWh annually.
TCEC is currently a member of Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. (“Brazos”) as a full-requirements
wholesale customer. However, in connection with the pending Brazos Chapter 11 Bankruptcy case (In re
Brazos Elec. Power Coop., Case No. 21-30725 (Bankr. S.D.Tex.)), Brazos has developed a proposed exit plan
(the “Consensual Plan”) which, among other things, proposes that the members of Brazos assume
responsibility for procuring, managing, scheduling, and supplying their own power supply on March 1,
Therefore, TCEC desires and Brazos has agreed to authorize TCEC and its representatives to explore the
competitive energy supply markets and indicative pricing for purchasing all of its wholesale electricity
requirements from a supplier or suppliers other than Brazos under the terms set forth in the attached
Right to Shop letter – attached hereto as Attachment A.
TCEC is issuing this Request for Proposal (“RFP”) for wholesale electric supply and QSE services to serve
its load obligation within the service territory of TCEC beginning March 1, 2023, and extending through
December 31, 2023, December 31, 2024, or December 31, 2025. Pertinent information will be distributed
to all parties who have executed and delivered a Non-Disclosure Agreement (“NDA”) with TCEC. The form
NDA is attached herein as Attachment B. Return of the signed NDA will serve as a formal indication of
Through the issuance of this RFP, TCEC is soliciting proposals for wholesale power supply with the explicit
understanding that TCEC’s ability to enter into any agreement with the Bidder is conditional on the
confirmation of a Brazos Plan of Reorganization that provides for, among other things, an amendment to
the Wholesale Power Contract to allow TCEC to purchase its wholesale energy requirements from a party
other than Brazos. Additionally, acceptance of any proposal is conditional upon approval of TCEC’s Board
Please visit the link below to get additional information:
• Return Attachment B Form NDA as Indication of Interest
• Distribution of additional TCEC data following executed NDA
• Ask clarifying questions; responses to FAQs will be distributed to all RFP Bidders
• Submit final Proposals
United Power is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) for wholesale electric supply to serve retail load within its assigned service territory for terms of not less than 2 years and up to 20 years in length for a range of power supply options including, Full Requirements, Standard Industry Products, such as blocks of power with varying or staggered purchase amounts, and direct off-take supply agreements from asset-based options, such as renewable resources.
United Power has provided Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association its unconditional notice to withdraw from membership effective May 1, 2024. This RFP will enable United Power to fully transition from its current wholesale power provider by that date. RFP submittals should consider value they can be provide toward serving a peak load approaching 600 MW and retail sales of approximately 3,000 GWh.
Once the Respondent Registration Form and NDA has been signed, information meetings will be scheduled with United and Respondents prior to the proposal due date with the intention of answering any questions that arise and providing clarifying on the RFP process.
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 2,530,000 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.