[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Utility company Southern California Edison (SCE) is preparing to open its third competitive solicitation in the last three years for additional renewable power contracts. SCE has filed the solicitation with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and the utility hopes to begin accepting contractor solicitations this summer. The utility is looking for contracts that are 10, 15 or 20 years in length, and in aiming to add 730 million kWh of renewable energy to the California grid. Six power purchase agreements that could add a total of 425 MW of renewable capacity to the grid by 2007 came out of the previous solicitation. SCE invites interested parties to submit inquiries and provide general information about possible bids in advance of the solicitation to facilitate preliminary transmission cost analysis for the RFP. Copies of the solicitation documents, including a pro-forma power purchase agreement, are available at the link below.