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, TX (KCBD) -

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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