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Renewable & Alternative Power - SPVP-IPP

SCE's Solar Photovoltaic Program (SPVP) is a utility procurement program adopted by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in Decision 09-06-049, and later revised in Decision 14-06-048, to advance the development of distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in SCE's service territory. Through the SPVP, SCE may procure 125MWdc over the 2010-2015 period from solar PV generating facilities with gross power ratings of not less than 500 kWdc and not greater than 10 MWdc.

On June 28, 2015, the CPUC approved SCE's Tier 2 compliance advice letter Advice 3227-E authorizing minor changes to the standard Request for Offers (RFO) documents used in SCE’s Solar Photovoltaic Program.

The SPVP 5 RFO was launched on July 8, 2015 and offers are due on September 21, 2015 no later than 12:00 pm (noon) PPT.

SPVP 5 Offer Submission

The SPVP 5 RFO is being conducted using an RFO management website. Please visit the RFO Website for the SPVP 5 RFO Participant Instructions, the Standard Power Purchase Agreements and other RFO documents, to register for the web conference, or to submit an Offer or ask a question.

SPVP 5 RFO Schedule

RFO Schedule
Date                                                                   Event
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 SCE launches RFO (SCE posts RFO Instructions, PPAs and other RFO materials on the RFO website).
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 SCE hosts RFO Web Conference (see §3.02).
Monday, September 21, 2015
(12:00 noon Pacific Prevailing Time)
Deadline for Offerors to submit Offers and required documentation including information necessary to populate PPAs (see §3.03).
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 Deadline for SCE to notify each Offeror regarding the selection status of each Offer and to provide executable PPAs (see §3.04).
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Deadline for successful Offerors to submit executed PPAs (see §3.06).
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Deadline for SCE to execute final PPAs (see §3.06).
Friday, January 15, 2016 Target for SCE to submit Tier 2 Advice Letter seeking CPUC Approval for executed PPAs (see §3.07).

Distribution and Transmission Information

In order to be eligible to submit an offer, a project must have received a complete System Impact Study or Phase I Interconnection Study or signed Generator Interconnection Agreement, or have passed the WDAT or Rule 21 Fast Track screens.

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