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Wholesale electric power procurement

Purchasing wholesale electric energy and capacity

Solicitations

Winter 2023 Disadvantaged Communities ("DAC") RFO

Purchase of energy from new solar resources located in Disadvantaged Communities.

Fall 2023 PG&E Solar Choice Solicitation

Purchase of Solar energy resources ranging from 0.5 to 20 MW. 

Regional Renewable Choice Fall 2023 RFO

Purchase of community-backed RPS-eligible resources ranging from 0.5 to 20 MW.

2023 Renewables Portfolio Standard

PG&E is issuing its Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) Request for Offers (RFO) in order to meet the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) 60 percent RPS compliance requirement.

Fall 2023 Distribution Investment Deferral Framework (DIDF) RFO

PG&E seeks to procure approximately 20 MWs of DERs to defer distribution upgrade.

2023 Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA) RFI

The PCIA RFI is intended to seek interest in contract assignments, terminations, and modifications to reduce excess and/or uneconomic resources in PG&E's RPS portfolios.

Summer 2023 Disadvantaged Communities ("DAC") RFO

Purchase of energy from new solar resources located in Disadvantaged Communities.

Spring 2023 PG&E Solar Choice Solicitation

Purchase of Solar energy resources ranging from 0.5 to 20 MW.

Spring 2023 PG&E Regional Renewable Choice ("RRC") RFO

Purchase of community-backed RPS-eligible resources ranging from 0.5 to 20 MW.

2023 PCIA RPS Long-Term Market Offer

PG&E is offering its remaining Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) energy and/or Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) from contracts with terms of greater than 10 years remaining from the start date of market offer deliveries in PG&E's PCIA-eligible RPS that remain following PG&E's Voluntary Allocation process.

Mid-Term Reliability RFO - Phase 3

PG&E seeks resources to provide system-level net qualifying capacity (NQC). All resources will be expected to be considered incremental in counting towards PG&E’s procurement responsibilities.

2023 PCIA RPS Short-Term Market Offer

PG&E is offering its remaining Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) energy and/or Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) from contracts with terms of less than 10 years remaining from the start date of market offer deliveries in PG&E's PCIA-eligible RPS that remain following PG&E's Voluntary Allocation process.

2022 DIDF SOC Pilot

2022 Distribution Investment Deferral Framework (DIDF) Standard Offer Contract (SOC) Pilot

 

Procure In-Front-of-the-Meter DERs to defer distribution upgrades.

Mid-Term Reliability RFO - Phase 2

PG&E seeks resources to provide system-level net qualifying capacity (NQC). All resources will be expected to be considered incremental in counting towards PG&E’s procurement responsibilities.

DIDF Partnership Pilot

The DIDF Partnership Pilot is a five-year distribution deferral tariff pilot designed to procure behind-the-meter DERs to avoid or defer utility distribution investments.

Renewable feed-in tariffs

Varies, up to 3 MW. More information on the linked pages.

ReMAT Feed-in Tariff (Senate Bill 32)

Varies, up to 3 MW. More information on the linked pages.

 

Bioenergy Market Adjusting Tariff (Senate Bill 1122)

Varies, up to 3 MW. More information on the linked pages. Updated 04-08-2015.

Regional Renewable Choice (Enhanced Community Renewables)

0.5 to 20 MW. Updated Updated 1-02-2024.

PG&E's Solar Choice Program (PG&E's Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program)

Varies, ranges from 0.5-20 MW.

About PG&E's Wholesale Electric Power Procurement

 

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 email to potential bidders and posted below.

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Access resources for becoming a power supplier

Diverse Business Enterprise ("DBE") readiness checklist (PDF)

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Master power purchase and sale agreement (DOCX)

EEI cover sheet

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Paragraph 10 to the collatoral annex to the EEI master power purchase and sale agreement (DOCX)

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Diverse Business Enterprises brochure (PDF)

Supplier Diversity Energy Procurement

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Know about energy supply

The Procurement Review Group (PRG) meetings are not open to the public and are only open to members of the PRG.

In Decision 07-12-052, the California Public Utilities Commission instructed the California Investor-Owned Utilities (IOUs) to establish web-based calendars that provide information on Procurement Review Group meetings and planned solicitation activities.

Current CPE Solicitations

2024 CPE Local RA RFO

Procure local RA or obtain self-shown commitments for local RA from resources located in local capacity areas within PG&E's electric distribution service area.

2023 CPE Local RA RFO

Procure local RA or obtain self-shown commitments for local RA from resources located in local capacity areas within PG&E's electric distribution service area.

About PG&E's Central Procurement Entity (CPE)

 

On June 17, 2020, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued Decision ("D.") 20-06-002 ("CPE Decision") effective as of June 11, 2020, identifying PG&E as the CPE for its electric distribution service area. Beginning in 2021, PG&E is required to procure or obtain self-shown commitments for capacity to meet the 3-year forward multi-year local resource adequacy (RA) requirement on behalf of all CPUC-jurisdictional load serving entities (CPUC LSEs) within its electric distribution service area beginning with the 2023 compliance year.

 

PG&E acting in its CPE function (PG&E CPE) will periodically conduct solicitations/Requests for Offers (RFOs) to procure or obtain self-shown commitments for local RA from resources in local capacity areas within PG&E’s electric distribution service area to reduce and/or meet its local RA procurement obligations in accordance with the CPE Decision, D.20-12-006, the Local Capacity Requirement Reduction Compensation Mechanism Decision ("LCR RCM Decision"), and D.22-03-034 (“RA OIR Phase 1 Decision”).

 

Information about PG&E CPE's solicitations/RFOs will be posted on this website and referenced below. When PG&E CPE conducts a solicitation/RFO in its CPE function, it will be announced via email to potential participants and posted below.

  • To receive notices about PG&E CPE's solicitations/RFOs and to be added to PG&E CPE’s Distribution List, register via the link at the bottom of this webpage.

 

Solicitations/RFOs that are conducted by PG&E acting in its role as the CPE are entirely separate and distinct from PG&E's procurement on behalf of its bundled electric service customers.

 

The CPE Decision allows PG&E, on behalf of its bundled electric service customers, to participate (PG&E Participant) in solicitations/RFOs issued by the PG&E CPE in the same manner as all other CPUC LSEs, and outlines specific requirements on how PG&E Participant must participate in PG&E CPE solicitations / RFOs.

 

Consistent with the CPE Decision, PG&E CPE has developed a competitive neutrality rule, adopted in the LCR RCM Decision and a strict code of conduct, developed through consultation with the Cost Allocation Mechanism Procurement Review Group ("CAM PRG"), an Independent Evaluator ("IE"), and the CPUC's Energy Division, to prevent the sharing of confidential, market sensitive information that PG&E CPE receives from third-parties as part of its solicitations/RFOs. Similarly, all solicitations/RFOs conducted by PG&E CPE will be run in consultation with the CAM PRG and an IE.

Request to be added to PG&E's CPE distribution list

For those who wish to receive notification of PG&E CPE's solicitations / RFOs and/or other program-related information complete the CPE Distribution List Form.

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Supply chain responsibility

 

PG&E is committed to supply chain responsibility which includes supplier diversity, sustainability, and ethical supply chain practices.

 

The Supplier Diversity Program, launched in 1981, aims to provide diverse suppliers with economic opportunities to supply products and services to PG&E. The Supplier Sustainability Program, launched in 2007, encourages supplier responsibility, excellence and innovation.

 

Promoting an ethical supply chain means that health and safety, labor issues, human rights, ethical business conduct and conflicts of interest are important considerations in supplier selection.

 

PG&E will determine how an offer will assist PG&E in reaching its enterprise-wide supply chain responsibility goals.

 

It is the policy of PG&E that Diverse Business Enterprises (“DBE”) such as Women-, Minority- and Service Disabled Veteran-owned Business Enterprises (“WMDVBE”) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender-owned Business Enterprises (“LGBT”) shall have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in the performance of Agreements resulting from this Solicitation.

 

PG&E encourages Participants to carry out PG&E's policy and contribute to PG&E's supplier diversity goal.

 

If Participant is selected and an Agreement is negotiated, the Agreement will include a requirement to make good faith efforts toward meeting the contracted supplier diversity target, and successful bidder(s) will be expected to report payments made to DBEs to support the project upon request but no less than annually.

 

 

Definitions

 

Qualified businesses are certified as women-owned, minority-owned, or both as defined by General Order 156 (PDF).

 

"Woman-owned" is a business at least 51% owned by one or more women, and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women.

 

"Minority-owned" is a business at least 51% owned by one or more minority individuals, and whose management and daily operations are controlled by one or more minority individuals. Recognized minorities include Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans, among others.

 

"Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender-owned" is a business enterprise that is at least 51% owned by a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Enterprise (LGBTE), or, in the case of any publicly-owned business, at least 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more LGBTE and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of those individuals.

 

 

Certification instructions

 

To apply for certification as a women or minority-owned business, review the instructions and application located on the California Public Utilities Commission website.

  • The Clearinghouse also accepts women and/or minority business certification from agencies with comparable verification criteria.

 

Firms seeking certification as a disabled veteran-owned enterprise must contact the Department of General Services.

 

 

Accessibility

 

If you encounter any digital or disability access issues or you would like to provide PG&E with feedback or suggestions regarding such access, email our team at solicitationaccessibility@pge.com.

 

  • This mailbox is monitored during regular business hours (M-F; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). 
  • We will respond to your inquiry within 2 business days.

More resources

Electric procurement

Get pricing and program information and view details of the Settlement

AB 1613 (Assembly Bill 1613)

For efficient CHP facilities with an AB 1613 CEC certification, up to 20 MW. More information on the linked pages.