SCE Opens RFOs for More Renewable Energy Purchases

Southern California Edison (SCE) launched its 2007 open competitive solicitation for additional renewable power contracts, its fifth since 2002. SCE will be soliciting 10-, 15-, or 20-year contracts from all interested developers of renewable energy projects: solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and small-hydro energy.

Proposals will be due to SCE in May 2007, and SCE expects to submit completed contracts to the CPUC for approval by December 2007. Interested parties can download details of the request for offers (RFO) using the first link below. SCE also announced that in 2006 it delivered 12.6 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of renewable energy during 2006, 16.7% of total power deliveries under California’s renewable portfolio standard guidelines. Energy sources included geothermal (7.50), wind (2.45), small hydropower (0.95), biogas (from landfills and digesters, 0.75), solar (0.60), biomass (agricultural and wood waste, 0.35). While pursuing additional renewable energy sources, SCE is making progress developing new transmission lines to connect untapped renewable resource in areas such as Tehachapi to the utility’s high-voltage power grid.
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