FirstEnergy Ohio Seeking Solar Renewable Energy Credits

FirstEnergy Corp. says it plans to conduct a request for proposals (RFP) to secure solar renewable energy credits (SRECs) for customers of its Ohio utilities – Ohio Edison, Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. and Toledo Edison – to help meet the renewable energy requirements established under Ohio's energy law.

The RFP is seeking SRECs for FirstEnergy's Ohio utilities for this year. The SRECs being solicited include solar from Ohio-certified generation facilities and certified SREC generation facilities in states contiguous to Ohio.

No energy or capacity will be purchased under the RFP, and the number of individual bidders is not limited, FirstEnergy notes. Participants must meet and maintain specific credit and security qualifications, and must be able to prove their SRECs are certified or in the process of becoming certified by the State of Ohio.

To participate in the RFP, bidders must submit credit information by Aug. 19, with proposals due by Aug. 29. Further information is available here.


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