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 No. 13115 Order No, 13225 and Order No. 15313 . These Orders are
available at www.dcpsc.org.
In January 2014, Pepco
completed its tenth Commission approved bidding process and began providing SOS
through supply contracts awarded to winning suppliers in the wholesale
competitive market. Some of the previously awarded contracts are scheduled to
expire May 31, 2015 and must be replaced in a eleventh year of bidding. The
Commission issued Order No. 17644, modifying the RFP and WFRSA as reflected in
this RFP and WFRSA for the ninth year of bidding. Order No. 17644 is available
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. A pro forma WFRSA is attached to this RFP as
Appendix G. Capitalized terms used in this RFP are defined in the WFRSA.
Please visit the Announcements page
for updated information posted to this site.
Additionally, Pepco will
be holding a pre-bid conference mid to late October.