Californian utility Pacific Gas and Electric Company has reaffirmed its commitment to supply power produced from greener renewable sources by issuing a fresh round of supply requests to environmentally friendly generating companies.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), which supplies five million customers, has issued a Request for Offers (RFO) to solicit renewable energy. The RFO is the company’s third renewable energy solicitation pursuant to the State of California Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) program.

The utility currently supplies 31% of its customer load from renewable resources, 18% from its large hydroelectric facilities and 13% from small hydro and other renewable resources that qualify under California’s RPS Program.

The renewable energy projects may be proposed in the form of power purchase agreements from new generation sources owned and operated by others or they may be in the form of new generation facilities constructed for utility ownership.

PG&E is proud of its long history of developing, generating, and purchasing clean, renewable sources of power, said Fong Wan, vice president of power contracts and electric resources development. We look forward to receiving a broad range of competitive products from prospective renewable energy suppliers to help further this tradition.