SDG&E’s 2016 Distribution Reliability/Power Quality RFP Seeking Energy Storage

Notice of Bidder Conference:  SDG&E’s 2016 Distribution Reliability/Power Quality RFP Seeking Energy Storage 

SDG&E will host Bidder Conference via WebEx on January 17, 2017 to discuss the 2016 Distribution Reliability/Power Quality Request for Proposals (RFP) Seeking Energy Storage.  The purpose of the Bidder Conference is to discuss and educate potential bidders regarding the RFP’s details, process and timeline.  Participation in the pre-bid conference is NOT mandatory in order to submit an offer.

Date: January 17, 2017
Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm (PPT)
Location: Webinar
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Conference ID: 2370

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In accordance with Decision (“D.”) 13-10-040 – Decision Adopting Energy Storage Procurement Framework and Design Program (the “Energy Storage Decision”) approved on October 17, 2013, and D.16-09-007 – Decision Approving Storage Procurement Framework for the 2016 Biennial Procurement Period, San Diego Gas & Electric Company(“SDG&E”) is issuing this Request for Proposal (“RFP”) to solicit bids from developers/contractors/equipment suppliers for an Energy Storage System (“ESS”). Pursuant to D.16-09-007, SDG&E is soliciting bids for ESS via this competitive RFP process to a) address power quality issues on the distribution system; and b) enable some measure of distribution infrastructure deferral.

SDG&E forecasts overload on one (1) 12/69 transformer within SDG&E’s Jamacha substation. A conventional, traditionally low cost solution to the identified overloads is to simply add a new transformer bank inside the existing substation. However, space inside the existing substation is extremely limited, and adding a new transformer bank to resolve the forecasted overloads is not possible absent a costly redesign and expansion of the entire substation. This RFP will assess whether energy storage installed on SDG&E-owned property adjacent to and encompassing the Jamacha substation property might resolve the overload issues at a lower cost than the substation redesign and expansion.

SDG&E is seeking proposals from suppliers to negotiate and enter into an Engineer, Procure and Construct Agreement, under which the ESS supplier would install and commission the ESS on SDG&E-owned property adjacent to and encompassing the Jamacha substation. SDG&E seeks to enter into agreements to construct and commission ESS that will provide a total of 3MW/12MWh of energy storage.

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