Southern California Edison seeks combined heat and power offers

Southern California Edison on Sept. 12 issued a request for offers (RFO) for combined heat and power (CHP) projects, with an offeror conference due on Oct. 3 and an Oct. 10 deadline for the submission to SCE of the completed non-binding notice of intent to offer.

SCE said it will only consider timely offers from any new CHP facility, existing CHP facility, expanded CHP facility, repowered CHP facility, or utility prescheduled facility (UPF), in each case with a nameplate that is larger than 5 MW.

This RFO is being done in accordance with a 2010 Qualifying Facility and CHP Program Settlement Agreement and related documents approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Contracts awarded through this RFO will be used to meet SCE’s megawatt and greenhouse gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction Targets as established in the settlement agreement. SCE said it will optimize and award contracts that meet these targets.

All generating facilities must be located in California. Generating facilities must either be interconnected to the California ISO controlled grid and certified by the CAISO as a participating generator (as defined in the CAISO Tariff), or have firm transmission rights to the delivery point within the CAISO’s Balancing Authority Area or to the respective CAISO intertie for the term of the offer and any final agreement.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.