2016 Resource Adequacy Solicitation
Latest News & Update
- 9/02/2015 - The offer form has been corrected for a formatting error
- 8/28/2015 - Added Questions & Answers
- 8/28/2015 - Added new Import RA Confirmation Template
- 8/25/2015 – Revised Offer Form
- 8/18/2015 - Added Bidders Conference Details
SDG&E is issuing this Request for Offers (“RFO”) to solicit offers involving Resource Adequacy (“RA”) capacity including System RA as well as Import RA. By replying to this RFO Respondents are bound by its terms.
This website provides an overview of the market solicitation. Respondents are strongly encouraged to download the RFO Description document, available below, to fully understand all aspects of this RFO.
Respondents may submit offers for any or all of the below RA-related Products.
1 - With Flex
1 - Without Flex
RA sold at select intertie Scheduling Points/Branch Groups*
SDG&E Buys Import RA
|*SDG&E would consider using its intertie RA import allocations at the following Scheduling Points: MALIN 500, MEAD 230, NOB or PVWEST. Respondents may offer import RA at other intertie points if import allocations at those locations if they are included in the proposal.|
More detailed information about this RFO, its requirements, and these Products is contained in the RFO Description document which is available through this link: RFO Description (pdf)
Solicitation Submittal Documents
Participation in this RFO requires the completion of the Offer Form & the Confirmation Template or the Import RA Confirmation Template. These documents are available via the links below. Failure to provide the listed information may result in the offer being deemed non-conforming and thus may disqualify the offer from further consideration. Multiple offers are acceptable.
- RFO Description (pdf)
- Offer Form (xls)
- Confirmation Template (doc)
- Import RA Confirmation Template
- Credit Application (doc)
Although not required as part of the original offer, any Respondent selected for the shortlist must promptly submit this Credit Application with the required supporting information. You are advised to become familiar with this application and be prepared to timely submit it so as to not slow down your Offer’s evaluation.
The following are the key deadlines that apply to this RFO. SDG&E reserves the right to revise this schedule at any time and at SDG&E's sole discretion. Respondents are responsible for accessing the RFO website for updated schedules and possible amendments to the RFO or the solicitation process.
Pre-Bid Conference Call
Thu, August 20, 2015 1 pm PPT
RFO Question Submittal
Wed, August 26, 2015 5 pm PPT
Thu, September 3, 2015 5 pm PPT
PRG Meeting and RA Shortlist Discussion
Fri, September 18, 2015
2016 RFO Timeline
SDG&E reserves the right to revise this schedule at any time and in SDG&E’s sole discretion. Respondents are responsible for monitoring the RFO Website for updates and possible amendments to the RFO or the solicitation process.
All questions or other communications regarding this Resource Adequacy RFO must be submitted via email to BOTH RArfo@semprautilities.com with a CC to firstname.lastname@example.org (Independent Evaluator). Questions and their answers will be posted on this website anonymously soon after receipt.
Respondents are encouraged to check this RFO Website periodically for updates, notices, and postings. SDG&E will post all solicitation announcements, including scheduling changes or RFO amendments to this website. In particular, check the RFO website for (i) details on the pre-bid conference call and (ii) posting of answers to submitted questions.
Offers should be submitted via email in accordance with the instructions contained in the RFO Description document, available above. All offers must be submitted via email no later than Thu, September 3, 2015 5pm PPT to BOTH RArfo@semprautilities.com with a CC to email@example.com (Independent Evaluator). Please note that no late bids will be accepted.
SDG&E 2016 RA RFO Participants’ Conference Call
- Anti-Trust Statement
- SDG&E is offering an RFO Participants’ Conference Call for those considering making an offer into SDG&E’s RA Request For Offers (RFO). During this Conference Call we will (i) study the calendar and timeline, (ii) review the RFO process including Offer Forms, (iii) discuss the products requested, and (iv) address any questions you may have. This will be a dial-in conference call only and you are welcomed to join us, however, participation in the Conference Call is not mandatory for those ultimately submitting a proposal.
When: Thu, August 20, 2015
Time: 1pm - 3pm (PDT)
Audience link: https://engage.vevent.com/rt/sempra/index.jsp?seid=119
Participant dial in (toll-free): 866-837-9781
Conference ID: 1661922
Please note that an SDG&E attorney and the Independent Evaluator will be present on the call.