PG&E is issuing its 2020 System Reliability Request for Offers - Phase 1 seeking offers from participants for the purchase of eligible system Resource Adequacy (“RA”) to come online by August 1, 2021.  Procurement in the RFO will qualify towards PG&E's minimum cumulative procurement responsibility for incremental system reliability RA, per the California Public Utilities Commission ("CPUC") Decision D.19-11-016.

PG&E will issue a subsequent System Reliability Request for Offers - Phase 2, in Q3 2020, seeking Offers from Participants for the purchase of eligible system Resource Adequacy to come online by August 1, 2023.  PG&E will only issue Phase 2 if it does not procure its full requirement in Phase 1.

System Reliability RFO - Phase 1 Proposed Schedule


PG&E Issues RFO

February 28, 2020

Participants' Webinar

March 5, 2020

Deadline for Participants to submit Offers via Power Advocate

March 25, 2020 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.

April 10, 2020

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

April 13, 2020

Deadline for Notified Shortlist Participants to post Shortlist Offer Deposit

April 15, 2020

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

May 1, 2020

Target Agreement Execution

Early-May 2020

Target Filing with CPUC and and Bankruptcy Court Approvals

Mid-May 2020

Power Advocate Registration and Instructions

All Participants will need to register with Power Advocate using the link below to gain access to submit an offer into the solicitation:

System Reliability RFO - Phase 1 Submittal (Event ID: 102077)

Power Advocate Instructions (PDF, 293 KB)

Participants' Webinar

PG&E hosted a Participants' Webinar on Thursday March 5th which provided an overview of the System Reliability RFO - Phase 1 and an Offer Form Webinar on Thursday March 19th which provided additional instructions on completing the Offer Form. The webinar presentations are posted below. 

Contact Information

For information or questions on the System Reliability RFO, email SystemReliabilityRFO@pge.com with a copy to the Independent Evaluator, Wayne 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.