SMUD issues RFO for solar PV power proposals of up to 100 MW

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has released a Request for Offers (RFO) for cost-effective photovoltaic project power purchase agreements. Proposals are due April 14.

This RFO is requesting qualified offers of Renewable Portfolio Standard eligible solar photovoltaic energy resources located external to SMUD’s service territory. Projects should be located in California, Arizona, New Mexico or Nevada.       

Multiple proposals can be submitted, however, each submittal can include only one project of at least 25 MW of capacity but no more than 100 MW of capacity with a single point of interconnection. 

For projects equal to or exceeding 50 MW, SMUD does not require but would be interested in proposals that stage the level of capacity delivered.

Interested parties can download RFO No. 160049.SD documents from SMUD’s Electronic Bid Solicitation System (EBSS) web page at Registration to the EBSS site is required to access the documents. 

For additional information contact Sherri Eklof at

About Wayne Barber 4201 Articles
Wayne Barber, Chief Analyst for the GenerationHub, has been covering power generation, energy and natural resources issues at national publications for more than 20 years. Prior to joining PennWell he was editor of Generation Markets Week at SNL Financial for nine years. He has also worked as a business journalist at both McGraw-Hill and Financial Times Energy. Wayne also worked as a newspaper reporter for several years. During his career has visited nuclear reactors and coal mines as well as coal and natural gas power plants. Wayne can be reached at