Dayton Power & Light focuses on building renewable energy resources

Dayton Power & Light Company (DP&L) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for renewable energy resources.

In keeping with the recently passed Ohio energy legislation, Ohio Amended Substitute Senate Bill 221, DP&L, which is a subsidiary of regional electric energy company DPL Inc., is seeking a minimum of 38,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy from renewable energy resources by the end of 2009.

According to the company, 625 MWh of this energy is to include solar photovoltaic or solar thermal energy.

Within cost limits set forth in the bill, these requirements will continue to grow to an approximate need of 552,000 MWh of renewable energy resources by the end of 2015, which includes approximately 24,000 MWh of solar energy.

In selecting bids, DP&L will consider the requirement that at least 50 percent of its renewable energy come from within the state.

Renewable energy resources, as defined by S.B. 221, include wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, and fuel derived from solid waste.

DP&L, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over 515,000 retail customers in West Central Ohio.