Retail choice began in
the District of Columbia on January 1, 2001. Under the retail choice program,
retail customers can select their provider of electric power from several
licensed retail power suppliers. Standard Offer Service (“SOS”) is available
from the Potomac Electric Power Company (“PEPCO”) for those customers: (1) who
contract for electricity with an electricity supplier, but who fail to receive
delivery of electricity under such contracts; (2) who cannot arrange to
purchase electricity from an alternative electricity supplier; (3) who do not
choose an alternative electricity supplier or choose to receive SOS from Pepco.
PEPCO’s provision of SOS at fixed prices expired on February 7, 2005; In Order
No. 13118, dated March 1, 2004, the Public Service Commission of the District
of Columbia (“Commission”) adopted a wholesale procurement model to be used by
PEPCO to acquire full requirements service to meet the SOS load after February
7, 2005. The rules and regulations governing the procurement process and the
solicitation documents including the Request for Proposals (“RFP”) and
Wholesale Full Requirements Service Agreement (“WFRSA”) were further detailed
in Order Nos. 13115, 13225, 15313 and 17863. These Orders are available at www.dcpsc.org.
In January 2016, Pepco
completed its eleventh Commission approved bidding process and began providing
SOS through supply contracts awarded to winning suppliers in the wholesale
competitive market. Some of the awarded contracts are scheduled to expire May
31, 2017 and must be replaced in a thirteenth year of bidding. The Commission issued Order No. 18547 modifying
the RFP and WFRSA as is reflected in this RFP and WFRSA for the thirteenth year
of bidding. Order No. 18547 is available at www.dcpsc.org.
This RFP reflects the wholesale bidding process set forth in the Orders
referenced above, to solicit proposals from suppliers interested in providing
SOS to PEPCO for the customer classes and terms indicated in Section 2.2
(Product Definition). The RFP is for full-requirements wholesale supply service
to meet the needs of PEPCO’s SOS retail load obligation as described in this
document. Successful bidders will be required to execute a WFRSA.
Please visit the “Announcements” page
for updated information posted to this site.
Additionally, Pepco will
be holding a pre-bid conference on October 26.