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 2017, Pepco
completed its thirteenth 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, 2018 and must be replaced in a fourteenth year of bidding.
The Commission issued Order No. 19126 modifying the RFP and WFRSA as is
reflected in this RFP and WFRSA for the thirteenth year of bidding. Order No. 19126
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.
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