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RFI Announcement: Xcel Energy Services, Inc. & Subsidiaries – RFI for Low Emission Certified Natural Gas – Notice of Intent Requested

Published:July 21, 2021

The below RFI information is posted on behalf of Enel X and Xcel Energy Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries.

RFI Overview

Xcel Energy Services, Inc. (“Xcel”) is committed to minimizing the methane emissions from its system and are interested in working with upstream companies to do the same on their systems.

In support of such, Xcel is soliciting supplier qualifications and indicative offers for low emission certified natural gas supplies on behalf of Northern States Power Company (“NSP”), Public Service Company of Colorado (“PSCO”), and Southwestern Public Service Company (“SPS”) that could be physically delivered to primary NSP, PSCO, and/or SPS receipt points.

RFI Process

Xcel seeks to first conduct a structured non-binding Request for Information (“RFI”) before potentially pursuing executable proposals via a structured Request for Proposals (“RFP”).

Xcel invites your company (“Bidder” or “Supplier”) to submit qualifications and indicative low emission certified natural gas supply offers via a structured Notice of Intent document due to Enel X on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 by 2:00 PM MT.

Enel X will administer this RFI on behalf of Xcel and utilize its online platform, the Enel X Auction Platform, to host relevant RFI materials.

RFI Details, Participation Requirement(s)

Xcel will only review and consider RFI responses submitted to Enel X via the provided Notice of Intent form, which is currently hosted on the Xcel Low Emission Certified Natural Gas RFI Announcement webpage accessible by the link below:

http://www.exchange.enelx.com/webportal/Public/Announcement.aspx?ID=ppp7Ltxt16o%3d

The Xcel Low Emission Certified Natural Gas RFI Announcement webpage contains complete RFI details and is publicly accessible via the link above.

Next Step(s)

  • Bidders interested in participating in this RFI for Xcel must submit non-binding Notice of Intent forms by 2:00 PM MT on Tuesday, August 3, 2021
  • Enel X and Xcel will review Notice of Intent submissions and provide bidders with clarifying questions, if applicable, by Tuesday, August 10, 2021
  • Bidders will have until 2:00 PM MT on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 to provide response to raised questions/requests

RFI Schedule

ID RFI Milestone Date Time (MT)
1 Xcel Energy Services Low Emission Certified Natural Gas RFI Issued Wednesday, July 21, 2021
2 Enel X Public RFI Announcement Webpage Go-Live Wednesday, July 21, 2021
3 Questions and Answers Window Opens Wednesday, July 21, 2021
4 Notice of Intent, RFI Responses Due to Enel X Tuesday, August 3, 2021 2:00 PM
5 Xcel Energy Services and Enel X Review Notices of Intent, Draft Clarifying Questions Thursday, August 5, 2021
6 Clarifying Questions to Notices of Intent Issued to Bidders (If-Applicable) Tuesday, August 10, 2021
7 Responses to Clarifying Notice of Intent Questions Due to Enel X (If-Applicable) Tuesday, August 17, 2021 2:00 PM
8 Guidance Issued to Participating Bidders on Low Emission Certified Natural Gas RFP Go-Forward Plan Monday, August 30, 2021

 

Questions
Please reach out to Enel X via email to wholesaleops.enelxnorthamerica@enel.com with any questions regarding Xcel’s RFI for Low Emission Certified Natural Gas or if you would like to be added to the RFI distribution list and receive subsequent notices regarding the RFI.