The contracts represent a potential generating capacity of 1,351 megawatts (MW) and bring the results of SCEs new generation initiative to a total of 2,556 MW, enough power to serve 1.7 million average Southern California households at a point in time. Contracts executed this week are subject to California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approval.
The new contracts are the outcome of a plan recommended by SCE in response to state forecasts of inadequate new power plant construction.