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Southern California Edison Seeking Rooftop Solar Projects

As part of its Solar Photovoltaic Program (SPVP) for Independent Power Producers, Southern California Edison (SCE) recently issued a request for offers (RFO) seeking up to 27 MW of independently-generated solar photovoltaic power. The minimum contract size for this RFO is 500 kW DC, and the maximum contract size is 10 MW DC. However, SCE has stated that the “Generating Facilities will be primarily rooftop facilities in the range of 1 to 2 MW DC.”

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All power purchases will made over a 20-year term and will be made according to the terms and conditions set forth in the SPVP 5 PPAs. There are two SPVP 5 Power Purchase and Sale Agreements (each, a PPA, and collectively, the PPAs), the forms of which are posted on the documents page of the SCE RFO website (linked to below). The two forms of PPAs are referred to as “SPVP 5 PPA Not Greater than 5 MW DC” and “SPVP 5 PPA 5-10 MW DC.”

SPVP is a utility procurement program designed to advance the development of distributed solar photovoltaic projects in SCE’s service territory. This RFO is the fifth and final round of procurement for the SPVP.

The deadline for bidders to submit their bids into the SPVP 5 RFO is 12:00 (noon) Pacific Prevailing Time on Monday, September 21, 2015. Bidders must use SCE’s RFO management website to submit their bids. For more information on the SPVP 5 RFO, and to access SCE’s management website, click on the link here.

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Jason W. Allen, Foley Lardner, Energy Industry Lawyer, Finance Attorney

Jason Allen is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is a member and co-chair of the Energy Industry Team. He is a member of the Finance & Financial Institutions, Transactional & Securities, and Private Equity & Venture Capital Practices. Mr. Allen’s practice focuses in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, finance, and general corporate and commercial law, with a particular emphasis on transactions in the energy industry. 

Justus Britt, Solar Energy Project Attorney, Foley Lardner Law Firm

Justus Britt is a business lawyer and special counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Britt focuses on the development and acquisition of solar energy projects. His project development experience includes advising clients on real estate, permitting, and construction matters, including negotiating supply, EPC, and O&M agreements. Mr. Britt’s acquisition experience includes leading due diligence efforts and assisting on stock and asset purchase agreements, as well as joint venture agreements. He is a member of the firm’s Energy Industry Team and the Transactional & Securities Practice.