Southern California Edison has launched a request for offers for more renewable contracts from small generators, seeking the participation of companies working in all forms of clean energy technologies that can develop generating facilities of 20MW and under. The solicitation marks the utility’s first open, competitive call for additional renewable power contracts under the Renewables Standard Contracts program.
The goal of the initiative is to streamline the process by providing a standardized contracting process that minimizes the time required to complete an executed power purchase agreement, according to SCE.
The solicitation seeks out long-term contracts for projects powered by solar, wind, biomass, biogas, oceanic, hydroelectric, and geothermal fuels located in California. SCE said it is particularly looking for viable projects that will begin operating within three years of contract approval.
Proposals are due Sept. 8; SCE will host a Web conference for interested parties on Aug. 10. The utility said it expects to execute contracts from the solicitation in November and submit completed contracts to the California Public Utilities Commission for approval by January 2011.
“We sign every contract with our customers in mind, and we hope that this new process provides renewable energy to our customers in a streamlined way,” said Marc Ulrich, SCE’s VP vice president of renewable and alternative power. “We are committed to delivering even more clean electricity as we work toward the state’s renewable goals and California’s green energy future.”
For more information about the program, go to www.sce.com/rsc.