For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 3, 2016)- Pepco today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for
wholesale electric power supplies to meet its Standard Offer Service obligation
in the District of Columbia. Pepco provides market-based supply service to its
electric customers who do not choose to receive service from competing retail
The RFP is being issued as required
by the District Public Service Commission, which oversees Pepco's procurement
and delivery of electricity under the Standard Offer Service provisions.
The RFP is the first step in a multi-phase
bidding process that begins this month and concludes with the posting of retail
rates on or before Feb. 6, 2017. Suppliers will be bidding for supply service
contracts to begin on June 1, 2017. Pepco is requesting proposals to supply a
total of approximately 350 megawatts (MW). Peak load contributions by customer
type include approximately 150 MW for residential customers, 10 MW for small
commercial customers, and 190 MW for large commercial customers. The contracts
awarded for the 150 MW in residential load and 10 MW in small commercial load
are for three years and those for 190 MW in large commercial load will be for
A pre-bid conference for prospective
bidders will be held later this month. During the conference, Pepco will review
the RFP structure and process, the bid plan and the power supply contract that
will be awarded to winning bidders.
Additional details regarding the RFP
or the pre-bid conference can be found online at www.pepco.com/dcrfp. Information about the
pre-bid conference will be added as it becomes available.