PG&E issues a Request for Abstracts (RFA) for the first equity-based energy efficiency (EE) program (Equity Programs) under its new portfolio structure. D. 21-05-031 identifies Equity Programs primary purpose as providing EE opportunities to hard-to-reach or underserved customers and disadvantaged communities to advance the California Public Utility Commission’s Environmental and Social Justice Action Plan. In accordance with D.18-01-004, the Micro and Small Business Equity Program will follow a two-stage solicitation process. Interested bidders participate in a RFA. Then, shortlisted bidders will be invited to participate in the Request for Proposal (RFP).

Targeted schedule

EventDate and time (PST)

PG&E issues RFA

September 7, 2021

Pre-Bid Webinar

September 16, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Deadline to submit written questions via PowerAdvocate®

September 23, 2021
Due 4:00 p.m.

Bid(s) Due
Registration in PowerAdvocate is required to submit abstract

October 25, 2021
Due 4:00 p.m.

Bidder Shortlist Notification
PG&E notifies bidders whether their abstracts are shortlisted or rejected

December 1, 2021
(Tentative date)

PowerAdvocate instructions and registration

Important information

All participants interested in submitting a bid package into our Micro and Small Business Equity Program RFA will need to register with PowerAdvocate before submitting an abstract.

Register with PowerAdvocate for RFA 118081

PowerAdvocate is the only platform we will accept for proposals and bids. For technical support, email support@poweradvocate.com.

How to submit an abstract or bid

Save the RFA materials through PowerAdvocate. Make certain to use the required file naming convention defined in the RFA General Instructions. All bid package materials must be submitted on the PowerAdvocate site by the due date indicated above in the event schedule.

Bid material


RFA Narrative Response Form (DOCX, 109 KB)

RFA Data Response Form (XLSX, 761 KB)

Pre-bid webinar

Our pre-bid webinar for the Micro and Small Business Equity Program RFA solicitation is:

Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. – noon PST

For more information

Specific solicitations questions? Please communicate through PowerAdvocate.
General energy efficiency solicitations questions? Email PG&E's solicitations team.