PG&E is issuing its 2020 System Reliability Request for Offers - Phase 2 seeking Offers from Participants for the purchase of resources that provide Resource Adequacy (“RA”) or load reductions that meet the objectives of California Public Utilities Commission ("CPUC") Decision D.19-11-016.  All Offers must have an Initial Delivery Date of either August 1, 2022 or August 1, 2023.

For more CPUC IRP Procurement Track program information please visit the CPUC website.

System Reliability RFO - Phase 2 Proposed Schedule


PG&E Issues RFO

July 10, 2020

Participants' Webinar

July 16, 2020 at 10AM (PPT)

Deadline for Participants to submit Offers via Power Advocate

August 19, 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.

September 18, 2020

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

September 22, 2020

Deadline for Notified Shortlist Participants to post Shortlist Offer Deposit

September 24, 2020

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

October 22, 2020

Target Agreement Execution

Early-December 2020

Target Filing with CPUC

Mid-December 2020

Solicitation Materials

Frequently Asked Questions

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.  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: System Reliability RFO - Phase 2 Submittal (Event ID: 106513)

Utility Owned Offers: System Reliability RFO - Phase 2 Submittal (Event ID: 106514)

Power Advocate Instructions (PDF, 293 KB)

Participants' Webinar

PG&E hosted a Participants' Webinar on Thursday July 16th which provided an overview of the System Reliability RFO - Phase 2. The webinar presentation and audio recording 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.