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Distribution Investment Deferral Framework ("DIDF") Partnership Pilot

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company ("PG&E") is issuing its Distribution Investment Deferral Framework (DIDF) Partnership Pilot ("DIDF Partnership Pilot") in compliance with California Public Utilities Commission ("CPUC") Decision 21-02-006 (PDF), February 12, 2021. The DIDF Partnership Pilot is designed to procure Distributed Energy Resources (DER) to avoid or defer utility distribution investments.


What is the Partnership Pilot?


The Partnership Pilot is a five-year DER distribution deferral tariff pilot, which involves a tiered payment structure paid to aggregators of behind-the-meter (BTM) DERs who partner with the IOUs to dispatch the DERs to meet grid needs according to their contractual obligations.


Traditionally, utilities like PG&E invest in the electric grid to ensure the energy needs of their customers are met. Through the DIDF Partnership Pilot, customers can be part of the solution in managing electric loads. The DIDF Partnership Pilot will allow DER providers to work directly with PG&E customers to demonstrate support of the growing grid and potentially allow for the deferral of traditional utility investments.


For more information visit DER Partnership Pilot page.

Pre-Screening Documents



2021-2022 Partnership Pilot Documents



2022-2023 Partnership Pilot Documents (All Opportunities Closed)


Deferral Opportunities


Deferral opportunities offered through the Partnership Pilot can be found in PG&E's Deferral Opportunities Report below.  In accordance with CPUC Decision 21-02-006, the Deferral Opportunities Report will be updated monthly with the amount of Behind-The-Meter (BTM) Distributed Energy Resources (DER) capacity needs for each deferral opportunity.


2021-2022 Partnership Pilot: PG&E's October 2023 Deferral Opportunities Report for 21-22 (XLSX)


2022-2023 Partnership Pilot: PG&E's October 2023 Deferral Opportunities Report for 22-23 (XLSX)


Power Advocate Instructions, Registration Information and Submittal


All Participants interested in submitting into PG&E's DIDF Partnership Pilot will need to pre-register with Power Advocate before submitting an offer using the link below:


2022-2023 Partnership Pilot (All Opportunities Closed)


Only those Participants that have been accepted through the Power Advocate platform will be permitted to submit an Offer. We encourage you to register as early as possible.


Participants' Webinar


2022-2023 (All Opportunities are Closed)


Informational: PG&E hosted a Participants' Webinar for the 2022-2023 DIDF Partnership Pilot solicitation on January 30, 2023 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM (PPT).  This is the link to the Webinar Presentation (PDF).


Contact Information


To ensure the accuracy and consistency of information provided to all Participants. PG&E requests that Participants communicate by email to PartnershipPilotDIDF@pge.com.


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




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