LADWP Calls for Renewable Energy Developers to Bid

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is seeking proposals for 2,200 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of energy per year — worth approximately $176 million annually — from renewable energy resources such as solar, wind and geothermal power.

“This is an incredible opportunity for the renewable energy industry to present strong, viable proposals that will foster the development of clean, sustainable energy for the City of Los Angeles for many generations to come,” said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa about the request for proposals (RFP). The RFP is aimed at boosting the City of Los Angeles’ renewable energy sales to 20% of the energy supplied to customers by 2010. The additional 2,200 GWh of renewable energy would increase L.A.’s total renewables to 15% from its current 6%. “As we issue this RFP, we are making significant progress toward realizing our goal of 20% by 2010,” said H. David Nahai, president of the Board of Water and Power Commissioners that oversees LADWP, the nation’s largest municipal utility. “We hope to be deluged with wide-ranging proposals that not only will provide the City with renewable energy but also open up new markets for innovation and opportunity.” Proposals are due April 10 at 2 p.m. The RFP, which has been sent directly to more than 300 vendors nationwide, can be downloaded from LADWP using the link below. A pre-proposal conference for prospective bidders is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 9 a.m. at LADWP’s John Ferraro Building headquarters, A-Level Auditorium, 111 N. Hope St., Los Angeles.

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