FirstEnergy Corp. announced that it is a conducting a request for proposal (RFP) to purchase solar renewable energy credits (SRECs) for its Ohio utilities, Ohio Edison, Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. and Toledo Edison. FirstEnergy is seeking SRECs to help it meet its 2011 solar energy requirements under Ohio's renewable portfolio standard.

The SRECs being solicited include solar from Ohio-certified generation facilities and solar from certified SREC generation facilities in states contiguous to Ohio. Interested bidders can visit FirstEnergy's RFP website. To participate in the RFP, bidders must submit credit information by Aug. 19, 2011, with proposals due by Aug. 29, 2011.