Utility Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched a Request For Offers (RFO) to acquire renewable energy, capacity and load reduction from new sources.

The RFO serves as the second action launched to support SCE’s Preferred Resources Pilot (PRP) in central and southern Orange County and is looking for 100MW for delivery in 2018.

Caroline McAndrews, director of SCE's Preferred Resources Pilot, said: “Now in its second full year, this pilot is a real-world test where SCE is exploring how cleaner-energy resources can help maintain or improve electric service reliability in a densely populated area.”

Preferred resources for the RFO include renewable distributed generation, demand response, energy storage and renewable generation linked with energy storage.

Projects that stand in line with the RFO requirements can take part in the competitive bidding process, while SCE has scheduled an in-person bidder's conference on Oct. 7 in the Orange County area.