Demand Response Plug-In Electric Vehicle Pilot

Request for Information (RFI)

PG&E will be conducting a pilot to assess the costs and benefits of using plug-in electric vehicles ("PEVs") as demand response resources. The pilot, known as the Demand Response PEV ("DR PEV") Pilot, will identify participants that can provide grid services during the operational life of the PEV and after the battery has been removed from the PEV.

The DR PEV Pilot will eventually request proposals from PEV manufacturers to provide these grid services. Through the DR PEV Pilot, PG&E would provide payments to PEV manufacturers as compensation for the grid services provided. PG&E expects that some, or most, of the compensation provided to PEV manufacturers would be passed on to new PEV owners.

This Request For Information ("RFI") is intended to help PG&E identify qualified PEV manufacturers that can provide PG&E grid services and these parties will subsequently be given an opportunity to respond to Request For Proposals ("RFP"). Respondents are encouraged to complete the entire RFI to have the best chance of receiving an invitation to respond to the forthcoming RFP. Respondents who do not complete the RFI or those who choose to send marketing literature instead of answering the RFI questions in this document run the risk of not being selected to respond to the RFP.


All times are in Pacific Time (PT).

Aug 15, 2013
5:00 p.m.
Deadline to submit interest in RFI
Aug 16, 2013
5:00 p.m.
RFI Issuance
Sep 4, 2013
5:00 p.m.
Deadline to submit questions for the Participants’ Webinar to PG&E
Sep 13, 2013
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Participants’ Webinar
(77 Beale St, Room 305, San Francisco, CA 94105)
Sep 30, 2013
5:00 p.m.
Deadline for participants to submit completed RFI questionnaire

Request to Participate

If your company wishes to respond to this RFI, please contact Mario Leon (, no later than August 15, 2013, 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Please include:

  • Company Legal Name
  • Company Address
  • Company Phone Number
  • Vendor Contact Name (respondent to RFI)
  • Vendor Email
  • Vendor Phone Number

Contact Us

If you have questions about this RFI, please contact Mario Leon(

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