NorthWestern Energy 2020 CREP RFP

NorthWestern Energy 2020 CREP RFP

Welcome to the official site for NorthWestern Energy’s 2020 Community Renewable Energy Project (CREP) Request for Proposals (RFP). This site will be maintained and updated with details regarding the RFP and instructions for submitting proposals. The schedule provides an extended period for preparation and submittal of proposals due to the business disruptions caused by the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

Sapere Consulting is the RFP administrator. All questions and communications should be directed to Sapere rather than NorthWestern staff. Please use these points of contact for all communication related to the CREP RFP.

Carol Loughlin

Steve Lewis

Chris Parsons


2020 Bidder's Conference Call No. 1

The first bidder's conference call was held at 10:00AM MDT on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. A summary of the meeting is posted below:

NWE 2020 CREP RFP Bidder's Conference Call No. 1 Summary

2020 Bidder's Conference Call No. 2

The second bidder's conference call will be held at 10:00AM MDT on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The dial in information is below. Following the call, a summary of the meeting will be posted.

Dial In: (720) 902-7700
Meeting: ID: 149 793 5647

2020 NorthWestern Energy CREP RFP

Links to download the RFP and additional required materials are below:

Appendix A: 2020 CREP Response Template
Appendix B1: 2020 CREP Solar PPA Template
Appendix B2: 2020 CREP Wind PPA Template
Appendix C: 2020 CREP Build-Transfer Term Sheet
Appendix D: 2020 CREP Bid Security Agreement

RFP Schedule*



Time (Mountain)


May 1, 2020


Conference Call No. 1

May 12, 2020

10:00 am

Conference Call No. 2

July 15, 2020

10:00 am

RFP Proposals Due

August 20, 2020

5:00 pm

Initial Screening Completed

August 27, 2020

Shortlist Selected

September 10, 2020

Finalists Selected

October 1, 2020

Contract Negotiations

October–November 2020

*Please note that the currently scheduled dates relating to the 2020 CREP RFP process may be subject to change due to uncertainties related to regulatory reviews and the business effects of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.