The RFP is being issued as required by the District Public Service Commission, which oversees Pepco’s procurement and delivery of electricity under the SOS provisions.

As reported, 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 19, 2010.

Suppliers will be bidding for supply service contracts to begin on June 1, 2010. Pepco is requesting proposals to supply a total of approximately 360MW. Peak load contributions by customer class include approximately 190MW for residential customers, 20MW for small commercial customers, and 150MW for large commercial customers.

The contracts awarded for the 190MW in residential load and 20MW in small commercial load are for three years and those for 150MW in large commercial load will be for two years.