Southern California Edison Launches 2009 Solicitation for Renewable Power

June 30, 2009

June 30, 2009

Media Contact: Vanessa McGrady, (626) 302-2255
Investor Relations Contact: Scott Cunningham, (626) 302-2540

ROSEMEAD, Calif., June 30, 2009 – Southern California Edison (SCE), the nation’s leading utility for renewable energy, has launched its annual call for more renewable contracts. Proposals for all renewable technologies in all locations are welcome. The utility is especially interested in solar generating facilities, which produce power on hot summer days when power is needed the most – that can connect to the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project in Kern County, Calif., and to the Sunrise Powerlink Project of Imperial and San Diego counties.

This solicitation will be SCE’s seventh open, competitive call for additional renewable power contracts since 2002. Previous solicitations have secured 48 renewable energy contracts with a maximum future annual power generation of 27.3 billion kilowatt-hours for SCE customers; enough electricity to serve approximately 4.1 million average homes for a year. Last year’s solicitation alone resulted in the signing of six contracts for a total of 6.6 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity.

SCE’s solicitation seeks out short-term and long-term contracts for projects powered by solar, wind, biomass, biogas, oceanic, and geothermal fuels. SCE is particularly looking for viable projects that will begin prior to January 2014. By seeking contracts in the Tehachapi and Sunrise transmission regions, SCE hopes to utilize the most of the untapped renewable potential the areas have to offer.

“As a company that encourages progress and excellent value for our customers, we anticipate seeing several innovative projects as a result of this solicitation,” said Stuart Hemphill, SCE vice president, Renewable and Alternative Power. “Every contract we execute for renewable power is good for the industry, our customers, and the environment.”

 Proposals are due in August 2009 and SCE expects to submit completed contracts to the California Public Utilities Commission for approval by April 30, 2010. Conferences for interested parties will be hosted by SCE on July 9, 2009. To learn more about the sessions and to find out details about the request for proposals, please visit www.sce.com/renewrfp.

SCE’s longstanding commitment to renewable energy
 SCE leads the nation in renewable power delivery. The company procured 12.6 billion kilowatt-hours for its customers in 2008 – 16 percent of its total power portfolio. SCE currently has sufficient contracts in place that, when delivering, will meet 20 percent or more of its customers’ energy needs from renewable energy sources. There is more information on SCE’s work in renewable energy at www.sce.com/renewables.

Technology

Capacity (MW)

Delivered in 2008 (MWh)

Percentage of SCE’s
renewable portfolio

Wind

1,137

2,572,011

21

Geothermal

906

7,839,726

62

Solar

356

730,712

6

Biomass

185

904,465

7

Small hydro

200

526,193

4

TOTAL

2,784

12,573,107

100.0%

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 2009 Solicitation for Renewable Power