For Immediate Release
NEWARK, Del. - Delmarva Power today announced a Request for
Proposals (RFP) for wholesale electric power supplies to meet its Standard
Offer Service (SOS) obligation in the state of Delaware. Standard Offer Service
is the market-based, fixed-price electricity Delmarva Power buys on behalf of
its customers who do not purchase their electricity from competing retail
suppliers and who do not choose the option of hourly-priced service.
Delmarva Power is requesting proposals to supply
approximately 465 megawatts (MW) of electricity. Peak load contributions by
customer class include approximately 275 MW for the combined Residential, Small
Commercial and Industrial customers; 145 MW for the Medium General
Service-Secondary (MGS-S) customers; 20 MW for the Large General Service-Secondary
(LGS-S) customers; and 25 MW for the General Service-Primary (GS-P) customers.
A pre-bid conference for prospective bidders will be held
in late October. The conference will review the bid schedule, the RFP process
improvements, the Delmarva Power bid plan for its Delaware customers and answer
questions about the power supply contract.
The RFP is being issued in accordance with the Delaware
Public Service Commission (DPSC) terms and conditions established in Docket
14-144 (formerly Docket No. 04-391) for the competitive provision of electric
service beginning on and after June 1, 2015. It is structured as a multi-phase
bidding process with pre-bid preparation activities which started on Oct. 1,
2014. The first round of bidding will begin on Dec. 1, 2014 and the final round
will conclude in early February 2014. The winning bidders will be awarded
service contracts to supply electricity for Delmarva Power customers beginning
on June 1, 2015. Further details regarding the RFP or the pre-bid conference
can be found by visiting the RFP website: www.delmarva.com/derfp. The website will provide interested parties
with additional contact information.