Southern California Edison Seeking Renewable Energy Contracts


Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched a request for offers for more renewable contracts from small generators. Offers from all renewable technologies in generating facilities 20 MW and under are welcome, the utility says.

This solicitation will be SCE's first open, competitive call for additional renewable power contracts under the Renewables Standard Contracts program. The goal is to provide a standardized contracting process that minimizes the time required to get to an executed power purchase agreement.

SCE's solicitation seeks out long-term contracts for projects powered by solar and other renewable sources located in California. SCE is particularly looking for viable projects that will begin operating within three years of contract approval.

Proposals are due Sept. 8, and a Web conference for interested parties will be hosted by SCE on Aug. 10. SCE expects to execute contracts from this solicitation in November and submit completed contracts to the California Public Utilities Commission for approval by January 2011.

SOURCE: Southern California Edison

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