Southern California Edison launches solicitation for renewable power

SCE welcomes all eligible technologies, and is especially interested in generating facilities that can connect to existing or planned transmission lines

Rosemead, Calif., May 17, 2011 — Southern California Edison is once again soliciting proposals to enhance its renewable energy portfolio.

SCE welcomes all eligible technologies, and is especially interested in generating facilities that can connect to existing or planned transmission lines.

This solicitation will be SCE's ninth open, competitive call for additional renewable power contracts since 2002. Previous solicitations have secured more than 100 renewable energy contracts for billions of kWh for SCE customers.

SCE has seen a steady increase in the number of power producers participating in the solicitations and anticipates a robust competitive process.

Proposals are due on June 27, 2011, and SCE expects to submit completed contracts to the California Public Utilities Commission for approval by mid-2012. On May 26, SCE will host a proposal conference for interested parties.

SCE has been procuring renewable energy for more than 20 years. In 2010, SCE delivered 14.5 billion kWh of renewable energy to its customers — 19.4 percent of its total power deliveries under California's Renewables Portfolio Standard guidelines. The portfolio of delivered renewable energy includes:

* 7.8 billion kWh from geothermal sources.

* 4.2 billion kWh from wind sources.

* 0.9 billion kWh from biomass sources.

* 0.9 billion kWh from solar sources.

* 0.7 billion kWh from small hydro sources.

An Edison International company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation's largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.

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