2009 Renewables

Renewable energy resources presently provide approximately 1/3 of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E's) total electric portfolio, including 13% from resources eligible under California's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Program. PG&E is seeking new contracts with generators to increase the level of RPS-eligible renewable generation to 20% by 2010-2013. In this 2009 Renewables RFO, PG&E is seeking Offers from sellers pursuant to which PG&E would enter into agreements to purchase energy and capacity from Eligible Renewable Resources (ERR) meeting PG&E's resource needs and California's RPS program for the years 2009 and beyond. Parties interested in submitting Offers in response to this RFO are referred to PG&E's Solicitation Protocol and other RFO-related data and information described below.

2009 Renewables RFO Targeted Schedule

EventDate
PG&E Issues RFOJune 29, 2009
Notice of Intent to Bid DueJuly 17, 2009
Bidders ConferenceJuly 21, 2009
Bidders WorkshopAugust 3, 2009
Deadline for Submission of OffersAugust 24, 2009
PG&E selects shortlistOctober 28, 2009
CPUC issues Market Price Referent (MPR)4th Quarter 2009
Execution of Final Agreements and Submit for CPUC Approvalby May 31, 2010

2009 Renewables RFO Protocol, Power Purchase Agreement, Related Information and Data

Pursuant to Decision (D) 09-06-018, the utilities were required to use the project viability calculator that was developed and made available by Energy Division staff, to evaluate all bids received in response to their 2009 RPS solicitation. The project viability calculator may be downloaded here or from the CPUC's RPS website.

2009 Bidders Workshop

The Bidders Workshop was presented on August 3 at 10:00 AM (PDT) through the webinar. The intention of the workshop is to provide guidance on “Attachment D” as well as the “PPA”.

To view the Presentation to Attachment D (PPT, 1.6 MB) and the Guidance for Inputs to the Power Purchase Agreement (PPT, 268 KB) run this in slide show mode. If you have any questions send an email to the RenewableRFO@pge.com.

2009 Bidders Conference

PG&E's RPS Bidder's Conference and the Imperial Valley Conference for 2009 was held at PG&E's facilities located at 245 Market Street on July 21, 2009 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

The presentations for both conferences are posted below.

We had received several questions from the attendees at the Bidder’s Conference. The Q&A is posted below.

Over 250 people attended the Bidder’s Conference either in the auditorium at PG&E’s facilities or via the webinar. We have had several request to publish the list of the attendees.

Q&A from the Renewable RFO mailbox

We have received a lot of questions from the renewable mailbox. We will continue to post these Q&A's as needed.

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Decision and Orders

The CPUC issued D.09-06-018 (09-06-018.DOC, 325 KB) on June 8, 2009, that conditionally accepted the RPS Plans. The 2009 RPS Plan was approved on June 29, 2009.

Transmission Ranking Cost for Potential Generation

On October 1, 2008 PG&E filed Draft Transmission Ranking Cost Report ("TRCRs") with the Commission. The TRCR's for the 2009 RPS were approved on April 29, 2009 under R. 08-08-009.

California Energy Commission (CEC) Guidebooks

Contact Us

For information or questions about PG&E 2009 Renewables RFO
E-Mail to: RenewableRFO@pge.com