Power Purchasing

Please be aware that the cooperative only buys power for its avoided cost.  This means the price the cooperative is willing to pay is the lesser of the cost of the cooperative building the project itself. Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page if you are interested in selling power to PSREC.

PSREC is fully resourced in non-drought years.  We do accept unsolicited bids, but the maximum capacity of our interest is in the 2 to 4 MW range depending on price.  PSREC normally buys power through its two joint action agencies, the Northern California Power Agency (NCPA – ncpa.com) and the Utah Association of Municipal Power systems (UAMPS – uamps.com).   

Direct sales to our members are prohibited. If our members request to buy a specific type of product, we will post Request for Proposals (RFP) on this webpage if a member of eligible size wants to buy a specific project. Members attempting to sell power directly to other members without the written permission of PSREC will be disconnected from the grid. 

If the location of the generation plant is outside the CPUC or NPUC certificated service territory of PSREC, PSREC will not serve station power to the project.  You are required to either self-serve station power or make arrangements for station power to be provided by the electric utility providing distribution power in the generation plant’s area. 

If distribution, sub-transmission, or transmission facilities are required to interconnect, all projects must be built to  code.  If the facilities are to be given to PSREC to operate, the projects must be built to USDA RUS code or CPUC Geo 95, whichever is more restrictive. PSREC will take over facilities given to it by generation entities if, and only if, in its sole judgement said ownership is in the best interest of PSREC. Operations and maintenance costs of any such facilities will be included in the transmission costs charged by PSREC to the generating entity. If PSREC choses to not take over the distribution, sub-transmission, or transmission facilities of the generating entity, the Generating entity is responsible for its own maintenance and operations, including restoration of power on this line. 

If you are submitting an unsolicited bid for power, the cooperative will contact you if it is interested. If you are submitting a solicited bid to PSREC, we will contact you for further information and/or to let you know the status of the project and/or your bid. Please fill out this form if you are interested in selling power to PSREC.

If you submitted a bid to one of our power providers, that agency will contact you. If a power project is picked for further review, the bidder is responsible for all studies required for interconnection with PSREC and with any required transmission entities affected.   



Unsolicited Commercial Sales