in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has released a Request for Offer (RFO) for the purchase of renewable energy, which will identify potential renewable energy contracts to help the utility meet its renewable portfolio standard goals and Greenergy program requirements. Greenergy is the utility's green pricing program, which gives residential and commercial customers the option to pay a monthly premium to ensure that selected amounts of renewable power are purchased on their behalf.

SMUD's renewable energy goal is to have 12% of its electricity needs met with renewables by the end of 2006 and 23% by 2011. SMUD's need for renewable energy continues to increase due to the utility's 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.

SMUD is accepting offers for renewables such as wind, geothermal, small hydroelectric, landfill gas, biomass and biodiesel until November 7th. Renewable electric energy providers and project developers can download the RFO documents from SMUD's Electronic Bid Solicitation System Web site at www.bids.smud.org. SMUD notes that registration to the site is required.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Suzlon Facility Lends Key Assist In Developing 'The Wind Technicians Of Tomorrow'

The turbine manufacturer’s Elgin, Ill.-based training facility is the culmination of a program that puts a new twist on a proven method of instruction.


Having Their Say: CanWEA Clarifies True Source Of Canadian Wind Success

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) takes issue with a recent report summary regarding various renewable energy policies in North America.


FWS Issues Landmark Eagle Take Permit: What Does It Mean For Wind Projects?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) recent decision has far-ranging implications for operating wind farms, as well as for those under development.


'Significant' Opportunity Exists Within Wind Energy's O&M Services Market

An increasing number of wind turbines are nearing the end of their warranty period, creating significant revenue-generating opportunities within the wind turbine operations and maintenance (O&M) sector.


Cape Wind Obtains DOE Loan Guarantee To Support Offshore Wind Project Construction

The proposed 468 MW offshore wind farm located off the coast of Nantucket Sound received a key assist that should help in financing the U.S.’ first utility-scale wind farm.

Renewable NRG_id1934