SCE plans to buy electricity generated by solar panels

Southern California Edison is looking to buy electricity made from solar panels, a spokesman said Thursday.

“SCE is proud to offer a competitive solicitation for clean, green power, where and when our customers need it the most,” said Marc Ulrich, SCE’s vice president for renewable and alternative power. “This innovative approach seeks independently owned projects that require no new transmission and avoid any potential land-use issues due to their installation on commercial rooftops.”

SCE is working to meet its 2006 Million Solar Roofs goal.

The state Public Utilities Commission approved SCE’s plan to generate hundreds of megawatts of electricity from the rooftops of industrial buildings in SCE’s service territory. Under the plan, SCE will own and produce 250 megawatts, and another 250 megawatts will be bought from companies whose bids are accepted.

Potential sellers can find bid instructions and other materials at

On April 1, SCE will host a “request for offer” conference. The deadline for submitting offers is April 19, and those on the short list will be advised of their status May 10.

Binding offers will be submitted July 19 and final agreements will be executed July 26, according to SCE.

In 2009, SCE delivered 13.6 billion kilowatt hours of renewable energy to its customers — about 17 percent of its total. In 2008, SCE bought 65 percent of all the solar power produced in the nation, a spokesman said.

Related posts:

  1. Kyocera announces plans to build solar panels in San Diego
  2. Supervisors call for solar buy-back incentive
  3. UCSD gets grant for solar research
  4. Green energy is back
  5. Research Report: UCSD upgrades solar technology

Short URL:

Posted by on Mar 18, 2010. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply



Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6






  • Torrey Pines High School baseball alum Taylor Murphy excelling in pro ball
    It was during a breakout senior year at Torrey Pines High that Taylor Murphy first popped up on the radar of professional scouts. Shortly after graduation, Murphy was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 40th round of the June 2011 amateur draft. He declined, honoring a commitment to the University of the Pacific. Three years later, Murphy got another sho […]
  • Why Hire a Licensed Landscape Professional?
    By Steve Jacobs, Nature Designs The old saying – “if something seems to good to be true, it probable is” – is quite fitting when it comes to hiring a contractor for your home or yard construction project. While it is smart to shop around, get quotes, etc., don’t fall into the trap of trusting […]
  • Nonprofit Pegasus Rising in urgent need of a new home for horses
    The horses of Pegasus Rising are in need of a rescue again: After six years at the Valenti Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe, the organization that provides equine therapy to military personnel is in urgent need of a new home. They need to be out by Aug. 15. […]