Urgent Alert

2024 CPE Local Resource Adequacy RFO

Resources for CPE request for offers and commitments


Pursuant to California Public Utilities Commission ("CPUC") Decision ("D.") 20-06-002, the Central Procurement Entity Decision ("CPE Decision"), D. 20-12-006, the Local Capacity Requirement Reduction Compensation Mechanism Decision ("LCR RCM Decision") D.22-03-034, the "RA OIR Phase 1 Decision" and D.23-06-029, the "RA OIR Phase 3 Program Refinements Decision" (collectively, the "Decisions"), Pacific Gas and Electric Company ("PG&E") acting as the Central Procurement Entity in its distribution service area ("CPE" or "PG&E CPE") is issuing its 2024 CPE Local RA RFO (“RFO”) to obtain self-shown commitments for Local RA from participants ("Participants") on behalf of all CPUC-jurisdictional load serving entities ("CPUC LSEs") in PG&E's distribution service area for the 2025 RA compliance year and beyond.


PG&E CPE is procuring Local RA or obtaining self-shown commitments for Local RA in areas within PG&E’s distribution service area that are transmission-constrained (“Local Capacity Areas”). Per the Decisions, PG&E is required to procure local capacity or obtain self-shown commitments for local capacity to meet the 3-year forward multi-year Local RA requirement on behalf of all CPUC LSEs within its electric distribution service area.


In 2024 PG&E CPE is required to procure or obtain self-shown commitments for 100 percent of the CPUC’s 2025 Local RA requirements, 100 percent of the CPUC’s 2026 Local RA requirements, and 50 percent of the CPUC’s 2027 Local RA requirements in PG&E’s distribution service area.


Links and resources

important notice icon Note: All deadlines occur at 5 p.m. Pacific Time ("PT"), unless otherwise noted.

All solicitation documents listed below are located only on the applicable Power Advocate online platform site for the specific offer types and can only be accessed and downloaded from Power Advocate for offer submission. Please see the "Power Advocate Instructions, Registration Information and Offer Submittal" section below for applicable links.

  • CPE Offer Form Guide Appendix A1 (PDF)
  • CPE Offer Form Guide Appendix A2 (PDF)
  • CPE Offer Form Guide Appendix A3 (PDF)
  • CPE Offer Form Guide: Census Tract-CalEnviroScreen-Pollution Burden (PDF)
  • Appendix A1 – Offer Form - Compensated Self-Shown Commitment (XLXS)
  • Appendix A2 – Offer Form - Bundled RA & Bundled RA with Energy Settlement (XLXS)
  • Appendix A3 – Offer Form - Bundled RA for CPUC LSEs Only (XLSX)
  • Appendix B1 – Supplemental Resource Information (XLXS) 
  • Appendix B2 – Supplemental Counterparty Financial Information (DOCX)
  • Appendix C – FERC Order 717 (DOCX)
  • Appendix D – Confidentiality Agreement (PDF)
  • Appendix E1 – Compensated Self-Shown Commitment Agreement (DOCX)
  • Appendix E2 – Resource Adequacy Agreement for Owner of Existing Resource (DOCX)
  • Appendix E3 – Resource Adequacy Agreement for Owner of New Resource (DOCX)
  • Appendix E4 – Resource Adequacy Agreement for Non-Owner of Existing Resource (DOCX)
  • Appendix E5 – Resource Adequacy Agreement for Non-Owner of New Resource (DOCX)
  • Appendix E6 - PG&E CPE EEI Master Power Purchase and Sale Agreement Cover Sheet (DOCX)
  • Appendix E7 - PG&E CPE EEI Paragraph 10 to the Collateral Annex (DOCX)
  • Appendix E8 - PG&E CPE Local RA Confirmation Letter (DOCX)
  • Appendix F1 – Non-Compensated Self-Shown Commitment Form (XLXS)
  • Appendix F2 – Compensated Self-Shown Commitment Form (XLXS)
  • Appendix F3 – Default to Self-Shown Commitment Form (XLXS)

Additional documents and materials

All Participants will need to register with Power Advocate using the link below to gain access to submit a Non-Compensated Self-Shown Commitment or Competitive Offer into the RFO. Please note that there are three separate Power Advocate links for the RFO.


Ensure you register for the appropriate Power Advocate site:

For more information, download the PowerAdvocate Instructions (PDF).

PG&E CPE hosted a Participants' Webinar on Thursday, February 29th, 2024, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PPT). The presentation of this event, along with the transcript and audio file, are available here.

In an effort to improve data management for self-shown commitments from attestations collected year over year and to keep up with accurate values based on NQC changes, PG&E CPE requests that LSEs participating in the non-compensated self-shown commitment process provide a full refresh of all resource commitments that fall within the 2025 through 2027 RA compliance years using the most recent version of the NQC list. The attestations should include previous commitments as well as any incremental commitments for the applicable showing years.


The refreshed self-shown attestations submitted in this 2024 Local RA RFO will replace those submitted in previous PG&E CPE solicitations to the extent the newly submitted attestations represent the same level of commitment for the 2025 and 2026 RA compliance year.1 Therefore, CPUC LSEs that wish to provide additional non-compensated self-shown commitments in this RFO must also maintain the commitments previously attested to in the 2022 and 2023 PG&E CPE Local RA RFOs via an updated self-shown attestation and commitment form, to the extent those previous attestations included 2025 and 2026 self-shown RA commitments.


Detailed instructions on how to fill out the self-shown attestations can be found on the "Instructions + Acknowledgements" tab of Appendix F1: Non-Compensated Self-Shown Commitment Form.


1Per OP 7 of D.22-03-034, "A load-serving entity’s (LSE) self-shown commitment must be firm for Years 1 and 2. An LSE may replace its self-shown local resources for Year 3 with other local resources located in the same local capacity area and at least equal to the capacity of the local resources being replaced in the subsequent year's Resource Adequacy showing." For reference to how this applies, in calendar year 2022, the 2025 compliance year was year 3. In calendar year 2023, the 2025 compliance year was year 2 and the 2026 compliance year was year 3.

important notice icon Note: The schedules above and documents associated with the RFO are subject to change at PG&E CPE’s sole discretion at any time and for any reason. PG&E CPE will endeavor to notify Participants of any changes to the RFO but shall not be liable for any costs or liability incurred by Participants or any other party due to a change or for failing to provide notice or acceptable notice of any change.

Contact information

To ensure the accuracy and consistency of information provided to all Participants, PG&E CPE encourages Participants to submit any inquiries via e-mail to CPESolicitations@pge.com and CC the Independent Examiner ("IE"), PA Consulting, at pge_cpe_ie@paconsulting.com With respect to a matter of general interest raised by any Participant, PG&E CPE may, without reference to the inquiring Participant, post the question and PG&E CPE's response on PG&E's website. PG&E CPE will attempt to respond to all inquiries but may decline to respond to any particular inquiry.


All correspondence will be monitored by the IE, who was selected to oversee this RFO. The IE is an independent, third-party evaluator who is required by the CPUC to monitor and evaluate the CPE’s RFO process as well as the contract execution process.


To receive notices about this RFO and to be added to PG&E's CPE RFO Distribution List, visit CPE Distribution List Form.


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