SCE launches RFO for renewable distributed power

Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched a Request for Offers (RFO) to acquire 50MW of electricity from new renewable distributed generating facilities.

SCE launched the RFO to support its Preferred Resources Pilot (PRP).

“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 and potentially lessen dependence on natural gas generation," says Caroline McAndrews, director of SCE's PRP.

“The purpose of this pilot project is to work toward achieving three goals all at the same time — reliability, affordability and cleaner power,” she adds.

Clean energy options under analysis in the multiyear study include energy efficiency, energy conservation, solar, wind, and energy storage.

The renewable sources of power bid in this solicitation may include solar and wind. Projects that meet RFO requirements will compete in an open and competitive process.

“SCE looks forward to soliciting for renewable distributed resources in the PRP area such as rooftop and carport solar photovoltaic systems to study how these clean resources can help contribute to local grid reliability,” says Jim Buerkle, director of SCE’s Energy Contracts Management.