California’s Municipal Utility Issues Renewable Energy RFP


The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), a municipal utility, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for 2,200 GWh of energy per year produced from renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind and geothermal power.

‘As we issue this RFP, we are making significant progress toward realizing our goal of 20 percent by 2010,’ says H. David Nahai, president of the LADWP board of commissioners. ‘We hope to be deluged with wide-ranging proposals that not only will provide the city with renewable energy but also open up new markets for innovation and opportunity.’

As stated in the RFP, LADWP will give preference to proposals that offer immediate facility ownership or to long-term purchase agreements that have an ownership option. Additionally, the utility is targeting proposals that would be constructed on LADWP-owned land located in the Salton Sea area of California.

In conjunction with the RFP, LADWP, the Imperial Irrigation District Energy and Citizens Energy will begin the environmental review process for the Green Path Project, which will create new or upgrade current transmission lines in the state.

Proposals for the RFP are due by April 10. For more information, visit

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