Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has issued a call for proposals for renewable energy developers to build new projects for a clean energy program available to PG&E customers.
PG&E says its Regional Renewable Choice program will expand renewable energy access by enabling customers to work directly with developers of new renewable projects. Through the program, customers will have the option to work with developers and subscribe to the output from a new renewable project equaling between 25% and 100% of their electricity use. Participating customers will pay the developers for the new energy directly and receive a bill credit from PG&E on their monthly energy statement.
“The Regional Renewable Choice program is part of our ongoing commitment to support the growth of solar and other renewable energy sources in California. This program enables our customers to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from their electricity usage and allows them to directly be a part of California’s clean energy future,” says Aaron Johnson, PG&E’s vice president of customer energy solutions.
PG&E is seeking proposals from local renewable energy developers across northern and central California to build small and midsize renewable projects ranging from 0.5 MW to 20 MW for the Regional Renewable Choice program. The energy for these new projects can be from renewable resources including, but not limited to, solar, wind or biomass.
Developers can submit proposals starting April 26 through noon Pacific Time on May 26. Projects will be chosen through a competitive bidding process and are expected to be selected by August. This request for offers calls for a development target of 150 MW of renewable resources.
More information is available here.