2017 Renewable Energy Sale Solicitation

PG&E is conducting a solicitation to sell Portfolio Content Category 1 (PCC 1) bundled Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) – eligible energy and corresponding Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) pursuant to a confirmation.


The solicitation complies with PG&E's 2016 RPS Plan (PDF, 2419KB), which was approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in Decision 16-12-044 (PDF, 1176KB).


Targeted Schedule

All times are in Pacific Prevailing Time (PPT)

All times are in Pacific Prevailing Time (PPT)

EventDate/Time (PPT)

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


PG&E issues the solicitation.

Week of January 23, 2017

Bids Due. Bid(s) must be submitted to the online platform at Power Advocate.

February 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM

PG&E notifies shortlisted Participants.

Week of February 13, 2017

PG&E and shortlisted Participants complete negotiation of an Agreement, which shall be subject to “CPUC Approval,” as provided in the Agreement.

Week of March 20, 2017

PG&E submits Agreements for CPUC Approval.

Approx. 30 days after execution

Power Advocate Instructions and Registration


All Participants interested in submitting a bid package will need to pre-register with Power Advocate before submitting a bid into the solicitation using the link below:





Buyers must meet the criteria established in PG&E's Solicitation Protocol in order to submit bids for the purchase of PCC 1 bundled RPS-eligible energy and RECs from PG&E. As a requirement to participate, Buyers must submit a completed Bid Form in accordance with the solicitation timeline. If Buyers propose edits to the form of Agreement, those edits must be included at submission of Bid.

Contact Information


For information or questions about 2017 Renewable Energy Sale Solicitation, email RECSolicitations@pge.com and the Independent Evaluator, Lewis Hashimoto at arroyosecoconsulting@gmail.com.


To receive notices about this solicitation and to be added to PG&E's RFO Distribution List, visit Wholesale Electric Power Procurement.