PG&E is issuing this Local Sub-Area Energy Storage Request for Offers to procure capacity or voltage for the Pease, Bogue, or South Bay-Moss Landing sub-areas as required by the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) Resolution E-4909.

2018 Local Sub-Area Energy Storage RFO

2018 Local Sub-Area Energy Storage RFO Proposed Schedule

Deadline to Confirm Site Visit Attendance
February, 26, 2018, 5 PM (PPT)

PG&E Issues RFO

February 28, 2018

Site Visit at Moss Landing Energy Storage (project for utility-ownership)
February 28, 2018

Participants' Webinar

March 7, 2018, 10 AM (PPT)

Deadline for Participants to Submit Confidentiality Agreement to Access Additional PG&E-Owned Site Data

March 8, 2018

Deadline for Participants to Submit Offers via Power Advocate

March 28, 2018, 1 PM (PPT)

Participants Notified of Eligibility for Shortlisted Offer Negotiations

April 18, 2018

Deadline for Notified Shortlisted Participants to 1) Accept Shortlist Status, 2) Acknowledge Acceptance of Confidentiality Agreement, and 3) Register and begin ISNet Safety Process

April 20, 2018

Deadline for Participants to Post Shortlist Offer Deposit, and any other requested documents

April 23, 2018, 5 PM (PPT)

Deadline for All Shortlisted Participants to Have Completed Safety Pre-Qualifications with ISNet

May 9, 2018

Target Advice Letter Filing with the CPUC

June 29, 2018

RFO Protocol and Appendices

Additional Documents and FAQs

Power Advocate Instructions and Registration

All Participants interested in submitting an offer package will need to pre-register with Power Advocate before submitting an Offer into the RFO. There will be separate Power Advocate sites for third-party owned and utility-owned offer submittals.  Please ensure offers are submitted to the applicable site.

Power Advocate Links

Opens in new Window.Third-party Owned Local Sub-Area Energy Storage Projects (Event ID 77649)

Utility Owned Local Sub-Area Energy Storage Projects (Event ID 77650)

Power Advocate Instructions

Power Advocate Instructions (PDF, 280KB)

Participants' Webinar

PG&E hosted a Participants' Webinar for the 2018 Local Sub-Area Energy Storage RFO on March 7, 2018. 

Confidentiality Agreement

Utility-Owned Projects:
PG&E will require Participants submitting bids for utility-owned storage to sign the Confidentiality Agreement (DOCX, 30KB) (Updated 2-28-2018) to access additional PG&E-owned site data. The deadline to submit a signed Confidentiality Agreement is 3/8/2018, 5 PM (PPT) via Power Advocate.

Third-Party Owned Projects:
PG&E will require shortlisted Participants submitting bids for third-party owned storage to acknowledge the Confidentiality Agreement at time of accepting shortlist status.

Site Visit

The proposed project at Moss Landing is a project for utility-ownership under an engeering, procurement, and construction agreement. Additional information on this project can be found in Appendix E (PDF, 455KB). An RFO confidentiality agreement has been posted (see 'Confidentiality Agreement' section above). Interested bidders can sign this agreement and send to PG&E to gain access to further site-specific information, technical specifications, and contract term sheets. Site visit details can be found below:

  • Location: Moss Landing Energy Storage
  • Address: Highway 1 and Dolan Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039
  • Date: Wednesday, February 28th
  • Time: 10AM (PPT) or 11:15AM (PPT) - Assigned time to be confirmed via Email

PG&E will host two site visits on the morning of 2/28 due to the volume of interest. Each Participant organization may send no more than two attendees. All attendees must provide their own hard hat, safety glasses/goggles, fire retardant shirt and pants, safety boots, and safety vest. Site visit attendees that do not have the requisite personal protective equipment (PPE) will not be allowed to enter the substation site.

All Participants interested in attending the site visit must send an email to LocalSubAreaRFO@pge.com confirming the names of the attendees by COB 2/26. PG&E will confirm via Email reply with further information on site logistics and their exact start time.

Contact Information

For information or questions on the Local Sub-Area Energy Storage RFO, email LocalSubAreaRFO@pge.com and the Independent Evaluator, at waynejoliver@aol.com.


To receive notices about this RFO and to be added to PG&E's RFO Distribution List, visit Distribution List Form.