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Minnesota Power 2023 Solar Power RFP

Published:November 15, 2023

The North American Energy Markets Association is posting this RFP on behalf of our member Minnesota Power.


Minnesota Power is seeking proposals for up to 300 megawatts of solar energy:

Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE Inc. is submitting a Request for Proposals (RFP) on November 15, 2023, for up to 300 megawatts of regional solar energy to come online by 2027 that can provide customers with reliable energy that will help the company and state meet carbon free goals in the coming decades. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. CST on Friday, January 5, 2024.

The RFP strives to maximize the regional economic benefits of solar development, including seeking projects located within the region Minnesota Power serves, preferences for diverse bidders and domestically sourced materials, and requirements for using union labor, local labor for construction and permanent staffing, and the development of apprenticeship programs.

Minnesota Power has retained the services of a third-party independent evaluator, Levelized Consulting, to monitor, support, and evaluate bids.

All interested parties should use the solar RFP email address for all communications related to this RFP, including questions, RFP clarification concerns, and RFP submittal package. All correspondence concerning RFP must be sent via e-mail only to SolarRFP@MNpower.com, which will be monitored by Minnesota Power and the Independent Evaluator.  Find more information at the link below:

Minnesota Power Solar RFP Announcement