Utility competitive bid solicitation
Utility competitive bid solicitation is a public request from a regulated utility for offers to the utility for meeting future generating needs. A qualifying facility, independent power production facility, or new IPP may be regarded as having been selected in such solicitation if the utility has named the facility as a project with which the utility intends to negotiate a power sales agreement.
40 CFR § 72.2
The terms used in this part, in parts 73, 74, 75, 76, 77 and 78 of this chapter shall have the meanings set forth in the Act, including sections 302 and 402 of the Act, and in this section as follows: