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Pepco Issues RFP for Wholesale Electric Power for District of Columbia Customers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 5, 2020) – 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 suppliers.

The RFP is being issued as required by the District of Columbia 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 March 11, 2021. Suppliers will be bidding for supply service contracts to begin on June 1, 2021. Pepco is requesting proposals to supply a total of approximately 354 megawatts (MW). Peak load contributions by customer type include approximately 117 MW for residential customers, 9 MW for small commercial customers, and 228 MW for large commercial customers. The contracts awarded for the 117 MW in residential load and 9 MW in small commercial load are for three years and those for 228 MW in large commercial load will be for one year.

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  Pepco.com/dcrfp. Information about the pre-bid conference will be added as it becomes available.

Readers are encouraged to visit visit The Source, Pepco's online newsroom. For more information about Pepco, visit pepco.com. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/pepcoconnect and on Twitter at twitter.com/pepcoconnect. Our mobile app is available at pepco.com/mobileapp.   

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