Los Angeles, the second largest city in the U.S., is seeking proposals for 2,200 gigawatt-hours of energy per year from "green power" resources, city officials said on Tuesday.
The 2,200 gigawatt-hours, valued at 176 million dollars, would increase the renewable energy share of the city's electricity sales from 6 percent to 15 percent.
It would mark a major step toward the city plan to boost renewable energy sales to 20 percent of the total by 2010.
"This is an incredible opportunity for the renewable energy industry to present strong, viable proposals that will foster the development of clean, sustainable energy for the City of Los Angeles for many generations to come," Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said in a statement.
According to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, a
pre-proposal conference for prospective bidders is set for next week Proposals are due on April 10.
Three major renewable energy sources are solar, wind, and geothermal.