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Maryland utilities issue ROP for wholesale electric power supply

The Potomac Edison Company (PE), Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), Delmarva Power, and Pepco have issued Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for full-requirements, wholesale electric power supply to meet their Standard Offer Service (SOS) obligations in their Maryland service territories.

Each utility will provide market-based supply service to some or all of its electric customers who do not take service from competitive retail suppliers.

For all the Maryland utilities, the bidding for larger commercial Type II contracts will be for three-month term contracts and will occur quarterly. The quarterly procurements will occur in October 2021, then January, April and June in 2022.

The utilities are requesting proposals totaling approximately 3,990 megawatts (MW), including 21 MW for PE, 1,967 MW for BGE, 310 MW for Delmarva Power and 892 MW for Pepco.

A joint-utility pre-bid webinar will be held Sept. 21, 2021 at 1 p.m. The webinar will review the general RFP structure and process, the specific utility bid plans, and the power supply contract.

The RFPs will consist of supply contracts ranging in term from three to 24 months. For BGE, Delmarva Power, and Pepco, the bidding for residential contracts will occur in two procurements – October 2021 and April 2022 – and the contract term will be 24 months. For PE, the bidding for residential contracts will occur in four procurements – October 2021, January, April and June 2022 – and the contract term will range from 12 to 24 months.

For BGE and PE, the bidding for small commercial Type I contracts will occur in two procurements, October 2021 and April 2022, and the contract term will be 24 months. For Delmarva Power and Pepco, the bidding for small commercial Type I, is combined with Residential contracts and will occur in two procurements – October 2021 and April 2022, and the contract term will be for 24 months.