July 7, 2009

Media Contact: Vanessa McGrady, (626) 302-2255

ROSEMEAD, Calif., July 7, 2009 – Southern California Edison (SCE) today issued a competitive Request for Offers (RFO) for new power contracts with independent generators and marketers. The RFO seeks agreements of up to 45 months in duration that will enhance the electricity supply for the 14 million Californians the utility serves. 

SCE is seeking contracts that include dispatchable tolling agreements, non-dispatchable qualifying facilities resources, financial call options, and resource-adequacy capacity products.

RFO documents are available at www.sce.com/allsourcerfo.

“We believe an open, fair, and transparent solicitation for capacity and energy from independent suppliers is one of the most effective ways to build our future portfolio,” said Kevin Cini, SCE vice president, Energy Supply and Management. 

Last week, SCE announced a solicitation that seeks short-term and long-term contracts for projects powered by solar, wind, biomass, biogas, small hydro, and geothermal fuels to expand its portfolio of renewable power. Currently, SCE is the nation’s leading purchaser of renewable energy.

The utility anticipates launching another renewable solicitation later this summer for solar photovoltaic projects that will complement SCE’s 250-megawatt rooftop solar installation program.

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.


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Southern California Edison Launches Solicitation for New Power Contracts