Duke Energy Indiana is a subsidiary of Duke Energy Corporation. Duke Energy offers energy services to approximately 7.4 million customers in the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, and retail natural gas services to more than 1.5 million customers in the Carolinas, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. DEI is a regulated public utility primarily engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity in portions of Indiana. Duke Energy Indiana’s service area covers 23,000 square miles and supplies electric service to 860,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers.
Duke Energy Indiana is committed to providing a reliable supply of electric power to its customers. In order to ensure adequate and reliable capacity and energy supplies to meet the needs of its customers, DEI seeks to acquire additional capacity, which at a minimum, meet industry-wide reliability and performance criteria and existing new source requirements for electric generation facilities.
DEI is undertaking an all-sources Request for Proposals (“RFP”) process and will consider both Intermittent and Non-Intermittent resources in support of the company’s capacity needs. To facilitate this all-sources process, DEI is releasing two separate but related solicitations to be executed in parallel.
DEI has retained Charles River Associates (“CRA”) to manage the RFP process. CRA will facilitate the solicitation of bids for DEI’s acquisition or contractual control. CRA will serve as an independent third party to monitor and oversee the evaluation of all bids. Several important milestone dates for the RFP process are shown below: