PG&E is issuing its Mid-Term Reliability Request for Offers - Phase 1 seeking offers from participants for the purchase of resources to provide system-level net qualifying capacity ("NQC") beginning August 1, 2023, June 1, 2024, or, for zero-emissions resources, by June 1, 2025.  Procurement in the RFO will qualify towards PG&E's minimum cumulative procurement responsibility,  per the California Public Utilities Commission ("CPUC") Revised Proposed Decision on Rulemaking 20-05-003, issued on June 22, 2021.

PG&E will issue a subsequent Mid-Term Reliability Request for Offers - Phase 2, in Q4 2021, seeking Offers from Participants for the purchase of eligible system resources that intend to come online after August 1, 2023 and on or before June 1, 2026.

Mid-term RFO - Phase 1 Proposed Schedule


PG&E Issues RFO

June 18, 2021

Participants' Webinar

June 25, 2021

Deadline for Participants to submit Offers via Power Advocate

July 23, 2021 at 1PM (PPT)

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

Shortlisted Participants are required to begin ISNet process as further described in Section V.C.

September 23, 2021

Deadline for Notified Shortlisted Participants to 1) Accept Shortlist Status, 2) Acknowledge Acceptance of Confidentiality Agreement, 3) post Shortlist Offer Deposit, and 4) Begin ISNet Safety Process

September 28, 2021

All shortlisted Participants are required to have completed safety prequalification with ISNet as further described in Section V.C.

October 22, 2021

Target Agreement Execution

Mid-November 2021

Target Advice Letter Filing with CPUC

Early-December 2021

Solicitation Materials

Utility Ownership Solictation Materials
: Participants must submit an Appendix D2 - Utility Owned Confidentiality Agreement via email and register for the Utility Owned Power Advocate site to gain access to the utility ownership solicitation materials.

Power Advocate Registration and Instructions

All Participants will need to register with Power Advocate using the links below to gain access to submit an offer into the solicitation.  Please note that there are two separate Power Advocate links for the Solicitation.  Ensure you register and submit your Offer to the appropriate Power Advocate site.

3rd Party Owned Offers: Mid-Term Reliability RFO - Phase 1 Submittal (Event ID: 116347)

Utility Owned Offers: Mid-Term Reliability RFO - Phase 1 Submittal (Event ID: 116348)

Power Advocate Instructions (PDF, 293 KB)

Participants' Webinar

PG&E hosted a Participants' Webinar on Friday June 25th which provided an overview of the Mid-Term Reliability RFO - Phase 1 solicitation and the Offer Form.

Contact Information

For information or questions on the Mid-Term Reliability RFO, email MidTermRFO@pge.com with a copy to the Independent Evaluator, Wayne Oliver & Keith Oliver at MerrimackIE@merrimackenergy.com.


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