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FirstEnergy Corp. has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to purchase solar renewable energy credits (SRECs) and renewable energy credits (RECs) for its Ohio utilities - Ohio Edison, Cleveland Electric Illuminating and Toledo Edison - to help meet the 2013 renewable energy targets established under Ohio's alternative energy law.

FirstEnergy says that the SRECs and RECs sought in this RFP must be produced by renewable generating facilities that are either certified by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) or in the process of being certified by the PUCO.

The SRECs and RECs must be generated between Jan. 1, 2011, and Dec. 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. 

The FirstEnergy Ohio utilities have established a website to provide bidders with a central source of documents, data and other information for the RFP process. 

To participate in the RFP, potential bidders are encouraged to submit credit applications by Oct.8, and proposals are due by 3 p.m. on Oct. 14.




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