Duke Energy Ohio issues request for new supplies

CINCINNATI, OHIO - Duke Energy Ohio has issued a request for proposals for up to 1,400 megawatts of peaking and/or intermediate generating capacity to begin delivery in the 2009-2012 period.

Under the request, Duke Energy Ohio is seeking either purchased power agreements of 30 years or asset ownership proposals for generation resources that will be dedicated to serve its Ohio customers under the new Ohio energy law signed by Gov. Ted Strickland on May 1.

"Our generation resource plan indicates a need for peaking and intermediate electric supplies to meet our customers' energy demands," said Sandra Meyer, president of Duke Energy Ohio.

"While we recently issued a separate request for proposals for renewable energy supplies, the new request recognizes the need for obtaining long-term traditional supply that is currently provided under short-term arrangements."

Duke Energy Ohio will give preference to assets located in the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) footprint or which are currently deliverable to MISO. The request for proposals also specifies that bids must be of a minimum block of 50 megawatts.



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