2022 PG&E CPE Kern-Lamont Battery Energy Storage RFO


Pursuant to California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) Decision (“D.”) 22-02-004, the 2021 Preferred System Plan Decision, 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 2022 PG&E CPE Kern-Lamont Battery Energy Storage RFO (“RFO”) to procure 95 megawatts of new, 4-hour duration, battery energy storage resources located on the Kern-Lamont 115 kilovolt system with initial delivery prior to 2027 to meet the transmission needs identified in the California Independent System Operator’s 2020 – 2021 Transmission Planning Process. Each participant in this RFO is strongly encouraged to review the 2021 PSP Decision prior to participating.


Local RA that is procured as part of this RFO will be included in the portfolio of resources procured by PG&E CPE to meet the 3-year forward multi-year Local RA requirement on behalf of all CPUC-jurisdictional load serving entities within PG&E’s electric distribution service area.

Expected RFO Schedule

All deadlines occur at 5:00 P.M. Pacific Prevailing Time ("PPT"), unless otherwise noted.

All deadlines occur at 5:00 P.M. Pacific Prevailing Time ("PPT"), unless otherwise noted.


Participants are invited to register online to receive notices regarding the RFO at www.pge.com/cpe


PG&E CPE issues RFO

October 13, 2022

Participants' Webinar

October 26, 2022

Deadline for PG&E Participant to submit Offers via Power Advocate

November 29, 2022 at 1PM (PPT)

Deadline for Non-PG&E Participants to submit Offers via Power Advocate

November 30, 2022 at 1PM (PPT)

PG&E CPE notifies selected Participants that their Offer(s) will be included on a list of Offer(s) for which PG&E CPE may seek to enter into or negotiate an Agreement related to that Offer (“Shortlist”).

PG&E CPE notifies the CAM PRG of all Shortlisted Offers

Mid-December 2022

PG&E CPE submits a Tier 2 Advice Letter showing progress towards procurement as required by the 2021 PSP Decision

No Later than December 31, 2022

Estimated time frame for execution of Agreement(s), provided that the Agreement(s) are mutually agreed to by both PG&E CPE and the respective Participant.

Following execution of Agreement(s), PG&E CPE submits a Tier 3 Advice Letter to the CPUC for contract approval.

1st Half of 2023

The schedule 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 any change or for failing to provide notice or acceptable notice of any change.

Power Advocate Instructions, Registration Information, Commitment and/or Offer Submittal

All Participants will need to register with Power Advocate using the link below to gain access to submit an Offer into the RFO. Please note that there are two separate Power Advocate links for the RFO. Please ensure that you register for the appropriate Power Advocate site.

Participants' Webinar

PG&E CPE hosted a Participants' Webinar on Wednesday October 26, 2022 at 10 AM - 11:30 AM PPT, which provided an overview of the 2022 PG&E CPE Kern-Lamont Battery Energy Storage RFO and its requirements. The webinar presentation, along with the transcript and audio file, are available here:

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"), Merrimack Energy Group, Inc., at merrimackIE@merrimackenergy.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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