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ROSEMEAD, Calif., Nov. 21, 2014 — Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched a Request for Offers (RFO) to acquire electricity from new renewable distributed generating facilities.
“This pilot is a real-world test where SCE is exploring how cleaner-energy resources can help maintain or improve electric service reliability in a densely populated area and potentially lessen dependence on natural gas generation," said Caroline McAndrews, director of SCE's Preferred Resources Pilot.
SCE is seeking power from projects as small as 500 kilowatts that can connect to its distribution system in the area and come online by December 2017.
The renewable sources of power bid in this solicitation may include solar and wind generation along with other renewable resources.
Projects that meet RFO requirements will compete in an open and competitive process. Jim Buerkle, director of SCE’s Energy Contracts Management, indicated that “SCE looks forward to soliciting for renewable distributed resources in the PRP area such as rooftop and carport solar photovoltaic systems to study how these clean resources can help contribute to local grid reliability.”
SCE has scheduled a bidder's web conference on Dec. 2. Web conference details can be accessed by registering at scePRPrfo.accionpower.com. The website also contains eligibility requirements as well as the pro forma power purchase agreement and other RFO information.
“The purpose of this pilot project is to work toward achieving three goals all at the same time — reliability, affordability and cleaner power,” McAndrews said. “This RFO is a big step forward in obtaining the cleaner resources needed for this innovative project.”
About Southern California Edison
An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.