Energy Storage Program

Overview

Pursuant to Assembly Bill 2514 (Pub. Util. Code § et seq.), the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) Decision  13-10-040 (“Decision” or “D.13-10-040”) established energy storage (ES) megawatt (MW) targets for CPUC jurisdictional load serving entities from 2014 through 2020, with installations required by 2024. As required by D.13-10-040, PG&E filed an ES Application containing a proposal for the first ES procurement period on February 28, 2014.

On October 16, 2014, the CPUC approved PG&E's ES Application with modifications in D.14-10-045.

PG&E is issuing its first ES Request for Offers (RFO) on December 1, 2014. PG&E anticipates a 74 MW target for transmission- and distribution-connected ES resources for the 2014 RFO.

2014 Energy Storage RFO Targeted Schedule

EventDate/Time
RFO Issuance December 1, 2014
Deadline to register for Participants' Conference December 16, 2014
Participants' Conference December 18, 2014
Notice of Intent (NOI) Submittal Deadline January 5, 2015
Offer Form Webinar January 15, 2015
Offer Submittal Deadline via Power Advocate February 17, 2015, 1 PM PPT
Participants Notified of Eligibility for Shortlisted Offer Negotiations April 24, 2015
Target Deadline to Execute Agreements October 1, 2015
File Application with the CPUC December 1, 2015

RFO Documents

RFO Protocol and Appendices

Other Documents

Offer Form Webinar

On January 15, 2015, PG&E hosted a webinar to walk through the Offer Form.

Participants' Conference

On December 18, 2014, PG&E held a Participants' Conference on the 2014 Energy Storage RFO in PG&E's auditorium.

Power Advocate Instructions and Registration

Important Information

All Participants interested in submitting an offer package will need to pre-register with Power Advocate before submitting an Offer into the RFO. To register at Power Advocate, click on the following link:

Power Advocate Link (Event 46155: 2014 Energy Storage RFO)

Participants must successfully register with Power Advocate to submit an offer into the Energy Storage RFO. We strongly encourage you to register now.

Power Advocate Instructions

Only those Participants that have been accepted through the Power Advocate platform will be permitted to submit an offer into this RFO. We strongly encourage you to register now.

Power Advocate Instructions

Contact Information

For information or questions on the Energy Storage RFO, email EnergyStorage@pge.com and the Independent Evaluator, at waynejoliver@aol.com.

To receive notices about this RFO, return to PG&E's main RFO website and click the Request to be added to PG&E's RFO Distribution List Form link.

Wholesale Electric Interconnection

PG&E encourages potential Participants to enter the applicable electric interconnection process (transmission or distribution) as soon as practicable.

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For questions related to electric interconnection, email wholesalegen@pge.com.

The Generator Interconnection Procedure pursuant to the WDT and CAISO Tariff consists of three application processes: (1) The “Fast Track Procedure for generators 5 MW (2 MW on 12kV, 3MW on 21kV, and 5MW on higher voltages) in size that pass the “Fast Track Screens," (2) the Independent Study Process for all generators that are electrically independent from another generator or cluster of generators, and (3) the Cluster Study Process for interconnection requests that do not qualify for the Fast Track Process or the Independent Study Process.

Under the CAISO Tariff and PG&E WDT Generator Interconnection Procedures, all interconnection requests under the Independent Study Process or Cluster Process may request interconnection as a “full capacity” resource. Please refer to PG&E’s or CAISO’s website for more details.

Any application for interconnection to PG&E can be submitted through an online form available at PG&E's Customer Connections Online page.  Visit Customer Connections Online.

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