Southern California Edison Launches RFO In Support Of Solar Energy Production


As part of its Solar Photovoltaic Program (SPVP), Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched a request for offers (RFO) to obtain renewable electricity from independent power producers.

SCE is seeking approximately 27 MW of direct current power. The program's overall target is 125 MW.

This effort supports the development and interconnection of solar projects within the utility's service territory and is just one of a set of programs used by SCE to acquire power from renewable energy generation. It is designed to encourage energy production from rooftop-mounted solar PV facilities between 1 and 2 MW but allows for projects from 0.5 to 10 MW.

"This fifth round of SPVP procurement continues SCE's ongoing commitment to provide our customers with emissions-free energy," says Colin Cushnie, vice president of energy procurement and management for SCE." We look forward to receiving offers from across our service territory and continuing progress toward California's Renewables Portfolio Standard goal of delivering 33 percent renewable power by 2020."

All purchase agreements will be reviewed and become effective after approval by the California Public Utilities Commission. Since its inception in 2010, SCE's program has been buying energy from solar PV generating facilities by using a standard power-purchase agreement with a 20-year term.

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