LP&L board throws out old bids, opens new RFP - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

LP&L board throws out old bids, opens new RFP for power generation


Lubbock Power and Light will accept new bids for plans to generate power in 2019.

On Monday afternoon, the electric utility board voted to throw out the old proposals.

A law firm reviewed the old plans after allegations of bid rigging and said they found no evidence of wrongdoing.

But, Board Chairman Greg Taylor says they were left with out-dated estimates.

"We felt it was best to get really fresh numbers. That RFP process resulted in figures that are nearly a year old," Taylor said.

Taylor says the new plans will include new options, including where to place a possible power plant, and where to get water to cool it.

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