SMUD seeks renewable power offers

22 September 2006 — The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) released a Request for Offer (RFO) August 22 for purchase of renewable energy. The due date for submittal of offers has been extended to November 7, and a second pre-bid conference is scheduled for October 12th.

SMUD wants to identify potential renewable energy contracts to help the utility meet its Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) goals and Greenergy program requirements.

Greenergy is the utility’s green pricing program, which gives residential and commercial customers the option to pay a monthly premium to ensure that selected amounts of renewable power are purchased on their behalf.

SMUD’s renewable energy target is to have 12 percent of its electricity needs met with renewables by 2006 and 23 percent by 2011. SMUD’s need for renewable energy continues to increase because of the utility’s commitment to expand the amount of power from renewable sources in its power mix and a need to replace current contracts that expire in the coming years.

SMUD is soliciting offers for conventional renewables, such as wind, geothermal, small hydroelectric, landfill gas, biomass and biodiesel. Renewable electric energy providers and project developers can download the RFO documents from SMUD’s Electronic Bid Solicitation System (EBSS) Web site at Registration to the EBSS site is required to access the documents. Interested parties should list their company name in the category of “renewable power” and in one or more of the following renewable power subcategories: generation energy, geothermal power or landfill.

For additional information contact: Cesar J. Beltran at (916) 732-6925 or [email protected].