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MARYLAND UTILITIES ISSUE NOTICE OF AMENDED REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR GENERATION CAPACITY RESOURCES UNDER LONG-TERM CONTRACT

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Baltimore - On October 7, 2011, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), Delmarva Power & Light Company (Delmarva), Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco), and The Potomac Edison Company (PE) (collectively the Maryland EDCs) issued Requests for Proposals (RFP) for Generation Capacity Resources under long-term contract, as ordered by the Maryland Public Service Commission under Case No. 9214.

On December 8, 2011, the Maryland Public Service Commission amended the RFP and issued a notice to the Maryland EDCs that it was modifying several aspects of the RFP including:

  • extending the proposal due date to January 20, 2012;
  • encouraging each respondent to submit two proposals—one for a fixed gas price offering and another proposal for a variable gas price offering; and
  • requiring each respondent to note in its proposal whether it plans to demonstrate its financial strength to construct the new generating facilities by relying on the financial commitment of a parent or other company.

The RFP schedule, as listed in Section 8 of the RFP, has been modified to reflect the following changes, including the new proposal due date as follows:

Activity

Date

RFP issued

7-Oct-11

Pre-offer conference

21-Oct-11

Eligibility Documents due

6-Jan-12

Issue Respondents’ eligibility status

13-Jan-12

Deadline for receipt of Respondents’ questions

13-Jan-12

Proposal Due Date

20-Jan-12

Commission hearing

31-Jan-12

Initial Shortlist evaluation complete

24-Feb-12

Notification of Selection to Initial Shortlist

27-Feb-12

Notification of intent to offer into BRA due to PJM

1-Mar-12

Final Shortlist evaluation complete

30-Mar-12

Commission selects and approves any winning offers

6-Apr-12

EDC(s) execute Commission-approved agreements

13-Apr-12

Executed System Impact Study Agreement with PJM

13-Apr-12

Additional details regarding the revised RFP can be found by visiting any of the following websites:

Maryland PSC http://webapp.psc.state.md.us/Intranet/procurements/info_new.cfm

PE www.firstenergycorp.com/upp/md

BGE rfp. bge .com

Delmarva www.delmarva.com/mdrfp

Pepco www.pepco.com/mdrfp

In accordance with Section 7 of the RFP, all questions regarding this RFP must be directed to Dolline Serra of the Commission at dserra@psc.state.md.us