Sacramento Utility Seeks New Block of Renewable Power

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District in California released a request for offers of renewable energy for power purchase agreements. Proposals are due on April 7.

The district's goal is to meet 23 percent of its retail electricity sales with renewable energy by 2011 and beyond. The utility’s need for renewable energy continues to increase due to its 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.

The 2008 solicitation is for power purchase agreement offers of California Renewable Portfolio Standards-eligible conventional renewables, which include resources such as wind, geothermal, small hydroelectric, landfill gas, biomass and biodiesel. A separate request for emerging renewable technologies is planned for mid-2008.

Interested parties can download the documents at Registration is required to access the documents.

The district recommends that those interested in solicitations list their company name in the "Renewable Power" category as well as in one or more Renewable Power subcategories. Registered individuals will receive updated information regarding this request and be notified for future solicitations. For information, contact: Cesar J. Beltran at (916) 732-6925 or

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