27 Jul '15, 11am

California utility SCE to procure 105MW of PV through auction and new ‘Green Rate’ programme

Southern California Edison, as well as California's other two IOUs, San Diego Gas & Electric and Pacific Gas & Electric, recently put forward their distributed resources plans, outlining how each will begin the transition to a more DER-based approach. Image: SunPower. Southern California Edison (SCE), one of California’s three investor-owned electric utilities (IOUs), is making moves to procure nearly 105MW more solar generation capacity, some on a competitive basis. Aimed at helping the utility meet clean energy targets and share the benefits of solar among its customers, SCE will award 54.8MW of utility-scale solar through auctions under the Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM). The scheme was launched by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), in order to encourage competition and accelerate deployment. Additionally, SCE is getting closer to meeting a “33% renew...

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