Nearly a year ago, SF Weekly's Peter Jamison reported that the city's plan to overhaul San Francisco's power grid to boost energy independence and environmental friendliness was poised to collapse under its own idealistic and optimistic intentions.
Collapse it did,
after the PUC rejected a proposal by a consortium including GE Energy, Oracle Corp, and real estate conglomerate Grubb & Ellis -- which urged the city to back a $400 million loan to finance the program.
"will not be able to qualify for the RFP unless they provide sufficient
Bids are due Oct. 6.
According to the city's RFP summary:
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), a department of the City and County of San Francisco, in consultation with the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo), seeks a qualified Supplier of electricity supply services and customer care and billing services for CleanPowerSF - the City's Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program. CleanPowerSF will offer electricity generation services to up to approximately 375,000 retail electricity accounts with potential annual revenue of approximately $420 million per year.According to the Megawatt Daily report, bidders must show they can produce 51 percent renewable energy within the first decade of the program.