Solar Request for Proposals

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) 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.

This request is part of Minnesota Power's EnergyForward vision and bold next steps for a sustainable path to a carbon-free energy future that is centered on Minnesota Power's commitment to the climate, customers, and communities.

The RFP strives to maximize the regional economic benefits of solar development, including 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.

News Release

RFP Notices and Documents

Minnesota Power Solar RFP 2023 (pdf)
Attachment A - RFP Bidder Forms (xlsx)
Attachment B - Minnesota Power Model Solar PPA (docx)
Attachment C - Term Sheet for the BOT Solar Resource (docx)
Attachment D - Solar Technical Specifications (PDF)
Attachment E - Mutual Non Disclosure Agreement (docx)

Bidders Questions

Questions will only be addressed prior to December 20th. Please check back regularly for questions and answers.

Bidder Questions WE 11/17/2023
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Bidder Questions Day Ending 12/20/2023