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 Instructions, Registration Information and Submittal


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.

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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