FirstEnergy Ohio utilities seeks solar power, other renewable energy credits

FirstEnergy Corp. will issue a request for proposal to purchase in-state and out-of-state energy credits for solar energy and renewable energy. FirstEnergy utilities in Ohio – Ohio Edison, Cleveland Electric Illuminating and Toledo Edison – will buy these credits to help meet the 2013 renewable energy targets established under Ohio’s alternative energy law.

The credits sought in this request must be produced by renewable generating facilities that are either certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) or are in the process of being certified by the PUCO. The SRECs and RECs must be generated between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2013. The following amounts and locations are being sought:

·      100 SRECs generated in Ohio;

·      6,500 SRECs generated in Ohio or states contiguous to Ohio;

·      120,000 RECs generated in Ohio; and

·      145,000 RECs generated in Ohio or states contiguous to Ohio.

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