SCE Launches Request for Offers for Renewables Standard Contracts Program

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southern-california-edison Renewables Standard Contracts programSouthern California Edison (SCE), the nation’s leading utility for renewable energy, has launched a request for offers for more renewable contracts from small generators. Offers from all renewable technologies in generating facilities 20 megawatts and under are welcome.

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, wind, biomass, biogas, oceanic, hydroelectric, and geothermal fuels located in California. SCE is particularly looking for viable projects that will begin operating within three years of contract approval.

“We sign every contract with our customers in mind, and we hope that this new process provides renewable energy to our customers in a streamlined way,” said Marc Ulrich, SCE vice president, Renewable and Alternative Power. “We are committed to delivering even more clean electricity as we work toward the state’s renewable goals and California’s green energy future.”

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. To learn more about the time line and to find out details about the request for proposals, please visit SCE website.

SCE’s longstanding commitment to renewable energy
SCE leads the nation in renewable power delivery. The company procured 13.6 billion kilowatt-hours for its customers in 2009 – 17 percent of its total power portfolio. SCE currently has sufficient contracts in place that, when delivering, will meet 20 percent or more of its customers’ energy needs from renewable energy sources. There is more information on SCE’s work in renewable energy at SCE’s website/Renewable Energy.

SCEs Renewable Power Portfolio

Technology Capacity (MW) Delivered in 2009
(Billion kWh)
Percentage of SCE’s
renewable portfolio
Wind 1,583 3.5 26
Geothermal 956 7.8 57
Solar 382 0.8 6
Biomass 174 0.9 7
Small hydro 201 0.6 4
TOTAL 3,296 13.6 100%

About Southern California Edison
An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.

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