The US power company is looking for the new assets to be commissioned within eight years, but added that it will be interested in pitches for assets that could come online after that deadline. It stated, though, that all pitches must be for new plants.

A workshop on proposals is planned for 18 May, the deadline for having RFP-related questions answered is 1 June and pitches have to be received by 1 July, the company said. In November the shortlist of projects will be announced.

Florida P&L aims to hold a mixed portfolio of renewables assets, but has not broken down its request for proposals (RFP) into a balance between different energy sources.

At present, Florida P&L purchases 158MW of power on a firm basis and tops that up with about 146MW on a non-firm basis, it said in a statement.

The issuance of the RFP follows the company filing a Standard Offer Contract with the Florida Public Service Commission earlier in April.