Urgent Alert

2022 DIDF SOC Pilot

Resources for the Distribution Investment Deferral Framework (DIDF) Standard Offer Contract (SOC) tariff pilot



Pacific Gas and Electric Company ("PG&E") is issuing this Distribution Investment Deferral Framework ("DIDF") Standard Offer Contract tariff pilot ("SOC Pilot") in compliance with California Public Utilities Commission ("CPUC") Decision ("D.") 21-02-006, February 2021. The SOC Pilot is designed to procure In-Front-Of-The-Meter resources to avoid or defer utility distribution investments.



What is the DIDF SOC Pilot?

A 3-year tariffed pilot that tests a new framework for procuring Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) to avoid or defer utility distribution investments using a streamlined contracting approach for In-Front-Of-Meter (IFOM) DERs.

DIDF SOC Pilot Offer Package Documents



Additional Documents and Materials

  • Grid Needs Assessment Map to help developers find potential project sites.  It is not a guarantee that developers can interconnect at any particular time and place.

Interconnection information:


For Generator Interconnection Procedures (GIP):



Power Advocate Registration and Submittal Information


All Participants interested in submitting a bid package into PG&E's 2022 DIDF SOC Pilot will need to pre-register with Power Advocate before submitting an offer using the link below:

Only those participants who have been accepted through the Power Advocate platform will be permitted to submit an offer into this Pilot. We encourage you to register now.

important notice icon Note: A Non-Disclosure Agreement (Appendix C) must be signed and emailed to SOCPilotDIDF@pge.com in order to receive a confidential PowerAdvocate link.


Participants' Webinar


PG&E hosted a Joint Participants' Webinar for the Fall 2022 DIDF RFO and 2022 SOC Pilot on September 29, 2022, from 10:00 - 11:30 AM (PPT).  



Contact Information

To ensure the accuracy and consistency of information provided to all Participants. PG&E requests that Participants communicate by email to SOCPilotDIDF@pge.com with a copy to the IE, Charles Janecek at pge_ie@paconsulting.com.

All correspondence to and from the Participant will be monitored by the IE, who the CPUC has selected to oversee this Solicitation. The IE is an independent, third-party evaluator who will be monitoring and evaluating this Solicitation.

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



If you encounter any digital or disability access issues, or you would like to provide PG&E with feedback or suggestions regarding such access, please email our team at solicitationaccessibility@pge.com. This mailbox is monitored during regular business hours (M-F; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.). We will respond to your inquiry within 2 business days.

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