Solar panel arrays in California. Author: Russ Ferriday. License: Creative Commons. Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic
Nov 25, 2014 - US utility Southern California Edison (SCE) on Friday launched a Request for Offers (RFO) to buy up to 50 MW of power from distributed renewable energy plants.
SCE, part of Edison International (NYSE:EIX), issued the RFO to support its preferred resources pilot (PRP) programme for renewable electricity in California's central and south Orange county. The goal of the initiative is to maintain and enhance the reliability of power supply.
Renewable energy projects, including solar and wind, with capacities of at least 500 kW will be able to take part in the RFO. The facilities will have to be brought online by December 2017.
The power provider explained that eligible projects will compete in an open and competitive tender process. A bidder’s web conference will be held on December 2.
At the start of November, SCE sealed power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 2,221 MW of natural gas and renewable energy capacity. The contracted capacity is expected to be enough to supply about 950,000 average households.
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