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Southern California Edison issues renewables solicitation

Southern California Edison Co. issued a request for proposals March 7, seeking renewable resources, including some hydro and ocean energy, to meet its obligation under California's Renewables Portfolio Standard. Proposal summaries are due electronically by May 2, followed by hard-copy proposals May 5.

SCE said it will consider all timely proposals from new or existing generating facilities certified by the California Energy Commission as eligible renewable energy resources. (HNN 3/14/07) The seller is to convey to SCE all electric energy and any renewable energy credits or other attributes.

Hydroelectric facilities of 30 MW or less are considered eligible for the solicitation if they do not require a new or increased appropriation of water. Ocean wave and tidal current projects also are considered eligible resources.

The RFP and appendices that include filing instructions are on SCE's Internet site at www.sce.com/renewrfp.

SCE plans to conduct a bidders conference March 20. Proposal summaries are due electronically by May 2. Printed copies of proposals are due May 5.

The utility plans to notify short-listed bidders to complete negotiations of final power purchase and supply agreements by Nov. 26. The utility plans to submit final power purchase and supply agreements to the California Public Utilities Commission for approval Dec. 31.

For information, contact Southern California Edison Co., 2244 Walnut Grove Ave., Quad 4D, Rosemead, CA 91770, Attention: John Zoida, Renewable and Alternative Power Department, (1) 626-302-3336; Internet: www.sce.com/renewrfp.

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