September 19, 2019
SCE Launches 2019 System Reliability Request for Offers
Southern California Edison (“SCE”) announces the launch of the 2019 System Reliability Request for Offers (“RFO”) on September 19, 2019 with the intent to procure resources to meet System Reliability needs.
On September 12, 2019, the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) issued a proposed decision requiring electric system reliability procurement for 2021-2023 in the Integrated Resource Planning proceeding, Rulemaking 16-02-007. That proposed decision directs SCE to procure 1,745 MW of incremental system resource adequacy capacity to come online between August 1, 2021 and August 1, 2023, subject to certain terms and conditions set forth in the proposed decision. Among other things, all resources procured must be incremental to the baseline resource assumptions identified for 2022 in the analysis that led to the adoption of the Preferred System Plan adopted by the CPUC in Decision 19-04-040.
The proposed decision has not yet been adopted by the CPUC and remains under consideration in CPUC Rulemaking 16-02-007. Any procurement pursuant to this RFO is contingent on and will be consistent with a final CPUC decision determining the procurement need and SCE’s procurement authorization, if any, and the details of the procurement authorization. Accordingly, SCE’s procurement need under this RFO, if any, and the requirements of the RFO including, but not limited to, eligibility requirements, product requirements, and online dates are subject to change.