Southern California Edison Launches Request For Offers

Southern California Edison (SCE) is requesting offers from independent power producers for the utility's solar photovoltaic program. The program was designed to help the state meet its 2006 Million Solar Roofs goal.

Last year, the California Public Utilities Commission approved SCE's plan to generate hundreds of megawatts of solar power from the rooftops of large industrial buildings in SCE's service territory. SCE will own and produce 250 MW, and another 250 MW will be power purchased from solar companies that are successful in the request for offers (RFO) process.

SCE anticipates completing the procurement for the entire 250 MW program over the next five to six years. Most of the installations are expected to be on rooftops and to be 1 MW to 2 MW in size.

Potential sellers can find RFO instructions, schedules and other materials at www.sce.com/spvp-ipp. The deadline for submitting non-binding offers is April 19. Those on the short list will be advised of their status on May 10. Binding offers will be submitted on July 19, and final agreements will be executed July 26.

SOURCE: Southern California Edison

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