Wholesale Electric Power Procurement
Welcome to PG&E's Wholesale Electric Power Procurement website. To meet customer load, PG&E purchases wholesale electric energy and capacity from generators and suppliers. PG&E periodically conducts Solicitations / Requests for Offers (RFO) for conventional and renewable electricity. Information about PG&E's Wholesale Electric Power Procurement and RFOs will be posted on this website. When PG&E conducts a specific Solicitation / RFO to purchase new energy and/or capacity, the RFO will be announced via e-mail to potential bidders and posted below.
Request for Offers (RFOs)
Information about particular RFO
- 2013 Intermediate-term Request for Offers (ITRFO) Updated 04-25-2013
- 2013 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Offset Credit RFO Updated 5-06-2013
- 2013 RA RFO Issued 03-12-2013
- 2nd Combined Heat and Power RFO Updated 04-19-2013
- 2012 Renewables RFO Updated 04-11-2013
- 3rd Renewable Auction Mechanism RFO Updated 12-14-2012
- 2012 Energy Storage RFI (CLOSED)
Request to be added to PG&E's RFO Distribution List
For those who wish to receive notification of PG&E's Request for Offers (RFOs) and/or other program related information complete the Distribution List Form.
Renewable Feed-in Tariffs
Renewable Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) offer long-term wholesale electric energy contracts to eligible small renewable generators. There are three Renewable FIT Programs in various stages of implementation related to Public Utilities Code 399.20.
Existing E-PWF & E-SRG FITs (Assembly Bill 1969) - The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved tariffs and standard contracts for both Public Water and Wastewater Facilities (E-PWF) and Small Renewable Generators (E-SRG) for projects sized up to 1.5 MW.
Pending E-ReMAT FIT (Senate Bill 32) - The CPUC is in the process of developing a revised Renewable FIT called the Electric - Renewable Market Adjusting Tariff (E-ReMAT) to implement Senate Bill (SB) 32, which increased the eligible project size up to 3 MW. The E-PWF and E-SRG tariffs will no longer be available to new applicants once the E-ReMAT tariff becomes effective.
Expected Bioenergy FIT (Senate Bill 1122) – Senate Bill (SB) 1122 adds an additional 250 MW to investor owned utility capacity for eligible bioenergy projects. PG&E’s allocation has not yet been determined by the CPUC. An informal process to implement SB 1122 was initiated by the CPUC in May 2013.
It is the policy of PG&E that Women, Minority, and Disabled Veteran-owned Business Enterprises (“WMDVBEs or collectively DBEs”) shall have the opportunity to participate in the performance of Agreements resulting from wholesale electric power procurement solicitations. We encourage supplier relationships with DBEs that can provide competitive prices and services.
- Women and Minority Business Enterprises (WMBEs)
To participate as a WMBE, you must be certified by the CPUC WMBE Clearinghouse (Asian Inc.) (Call (800) 359-7998 for an application). The certificate application is free, and certification is valid for three years. The clearinghouse also accepts WMBE verification from comparable agencies in other states. Once verified, your firm is included in a database accessed by all participating California utilities. For more information on the state-wide supplier diversity program, including a description of the program and a list of current certified suppliers, visit the California Public Utilities Commission website.
- Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBEs)
DVBE applicants should contact the Office of Small Business Certification and Resources (OSBCR) for more information at (916) 375-4940. Disabled veterans who are California residents and whose principal office is in California are eligible to participate. The certification application is free and can be obtained through the OSBCR website. Certified DVBEs are posted in a database maintained by the OSBCR and available to all participating California utilities and state agencies.
Our contract administrator can answer questions and assist you with your WMBE or DVBE certificate applications. General information on Pacific Gas and Electric Company's corporate-wide WMDVBE purchasing and contracting programs is available on our Supplier Diversity page.
Procurement Review Group
The PRG meetings are not open to the public and are only open to members of the PRG.
In Decision 07-12-05 2, the California Public Utilities Commission instructed the California Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs) to establish web-based calendars that provide information on Procurement Review Group (PRG) meetings and planned solicitation activities. The attached calendar contains PG&E's upcoming PRG meeting dates, times, and topics, to the extent that they have been scheduled. For PG&E’s previous 2008 PRG meetings, the calendar links into specific meeting agendas and participants. This calendar will contain only public information.
CLOSED - Request for Offers
- Combined Heat and Power RFO
- 2012 Greenhouse Gas Allowances and Offset Credit RFO
- 2012 Solar PV PPA Program RFO
- 2nd Renewable Auction Mechanism RFO
- 2011 Renewables RFO
- Independent Evaluator RFB
- 2011 Solar PV PPA Program RFO
- Initial Renewable Auction Mechanism RFO
- 2009 Renewables RFO
- 2010 Intermediate Term Request for Offers
- 2008 Intermediate-term RFO
- All Source Request for Offers