RFP for a utility-scale solar farm for the City of Alton
Date of Issue: January 24, 2020
Due Date: April 6, 2020
Overview: The City of Alton seeks proposals from qualified companies to partner with the City to put a utility-scale solar farm (greater than 2 MW) on parcels owned by the City of Alton. The selected company will design, develop, finance, construct and operate the solar farm. It will be located on a capped brownfield referred to as the Old Alton Landfill located at the northwest corner of Alby Street and Industrial Drive, Alton IL 62002.
The Old Alton Landfill has been previously mitigated against contamination and is capped and monitored. It is currently farmed for hay, but the surface cap must not be penetrated or compromised. The old landfill has a large flat area on the south end with excellent sun exposure and there is considerable electrical infrastructure nearby. It is estimated that a solar farm on the property could occupy at least 30 acres. The City of Alton owns multiple contiguous parcels including the landfill and all should be considered for inclusion in the solar farm.
Submittal packages should be sent to Deanna Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org by 2:00 PM on April 6, 2020.
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