California Utility Prepares for Green Power

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) announced that it plans to issue a renewables solicitation this summer to meet its Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) goals and green power program requirements.

Sacramento, California – May 24, 2004 [] In order to facilitate the coming solicitation, SMUD has invited potential renewable energy suppliers to place their names on a solicitation e-mail list, which will be used to issue a Request for Information and Qualifications (RFI/Q) in June. The RFI/Q will help SMUD purchase renewable electric capacity and energy and identify renewable projects. SMUD’s RPS program includes a policy target of 10% of its electricity energy needs from renewable resources by 2006 and 20% by 2011. The utility also expects to procure renewable power to supply its green power program, known as the Greenergy program. SMUD estimates that it will need varying amounts of renewable electric energy each year for these two programs equaling a cumulative total of approximately 1,840 million kWh by the end of 2011. Renewable electric energy providers and project developers should go to the link below to register their company at SMUD’s Electronic Bid Solicitation System (EBSS) Web site, in the category of “Renewable Power.” SMUD also asks interested parties to register in one or more renewable power subcategories Once registration is complete, interested individuals will be advised by e-mail when the RFI/Q and other subsequent program opportunities are available for downloading from SMUD’s EBSS website. Story courtesy of AWEA’s Wind Energy Weekly
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