Sacramento, California [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) released a Request for Offer (RFO) for purchase of renewable energy last month, and has just extended the due date for submittal of those offers to November 7; the second pre-bid conference is now October 12.This RFO will help SMUD identify potential renewable energy contracts to help the utility meet its Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) goals and Greenergy program, which gives residential and commercial customers the option to pay a monthly premium to ensure that selected amounts of renewable power are purchased on their behalf. SMUD’s renewable energy target is to have 12 percent of its electricity needs met with renewables by 2006 and 23 percent by 2011. SMUD is soliciting offers for conventional renewables, such as wind, geothermal, small hydroelectric, landfill gas, biomass and biodiesel. Renewable electric energy providers and project developers can download the RFO documents from SMUD’s Electronic Bid Solicitation System (EBSS) website (link below). Registration to the EBSS site is required to access the documents.