PG&E is issuing the 2019 Distribution Investment Deferral Framework ("DIDF") Request for Offers ("RFO" or "Solicitation") to demonstrate the efficacy of distributed energy resources (DERs) provision of cost-effective electric distribution services, as required by California Public Utilities Commission ("CPUC") Decision 18-02-004 and approval of PG&E's Advice Letter 5435-E on February 5, 2019 via disposition letter.

There are three (3) locations for this RFO, which are distribution deferral opportunities located in PG&E’s planning area.  PG&E is seeking to procure a minimum 10.6 MW over the three deferral locations.

The expected performance and operational requirements are located in the RFO Solicitation Protocol, Table 1 for the deferral opportunities. For each one of the Candidate Deferrals, all of the expected performance and operational requirements need to be met in order to defer the planned investment.

Targeted Schedule

EventDate/Time (PPT)

Participants may register online at PG&E’s RFO website to receive notices regarding the solicitation


PG&E issues the RFO

February 21, 2019

Participants' Webinar

February 28, 2019 at 1:00 - 3:00 PM (PPT)

Offer(s) due via the online platform at Power Advocate

April 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM (PPT)

Offer(s) due to IE via USB flash-drive

April 2, 2019

Participants notified of eligibility for shortlisted offer negotiations

May 6, 2019

Participants notify PG&E whether they accept Shortlist status and ackowledge acceptance of the Confidentiality agreement

May 10, 2019

PG&E's target Advice Letter filing for CPUC Approval

August 2019

Additional Documents and Materials

Power Advocate Instructions, Registration Information and Offer Submittal

All Participants interested in submitting a bid package into PG&E's 2019 DIDF RFO will need to pre-register with Power Advocate before submitting an offer using the link below:

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

In addition to the submission of Offers through Power Advocate, Participants must simultaneously submit their offer materials to the IE on a USB flash-drive for physical delivery no later than one day following the Power Advocate offer submission deadline. The Participant's flash-drive must contain the same materials that were submitted through Power Advocate and must be sent to the IE at the following address:

Sedway Consulting, Inc.

821 15th Street

Boulder, CO 80302

PH: (303) 581-4172

Participants' Webinar

PG&E hosted a Participants' Webinar for the DIDF RFO on February 28, 2019 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PPT).  The presentation of this event, along with the audio file is available below.

Contact Information

To ensure the accuracy and consistency of information provided to all Participants. PG&E requests that Participants communicate by email to both DIDFRFO@pge.com with a copy to the IE, Alan Taylor at alan.taylor@sedwayconsulting.com.

All correspondence to and from the Participant will be monitored by the IE, who the CPUC has seclected 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