Wholesale Electric Power Procurement


Information about particular Solicitations

Information about particular Solicitations


Regional Renewable Choice, also known as Enhanced Community Renewables.

Varies, up to 20 MW

2018 Integrated Distributed Energy Resources (IDER) Incentive Pilot RFO

Up to 2 MW of DERs

Updated 12-24-2018

September 2018 Bundled RPS Energy Sale Solicitation (REC Solicitation)

Sales of bundled RPS-eligible energy and associated RECs generated in 2019 and 2020

Oakland Clean Energy Initiative (OCEI)

PG&E and East Bay Community Energy solicitation seeking clean resources such as renewable generation, energy storage, and energy efficiency

2018 OCEI RFO 
Updated 9-4-2018

2018 Local Sub-Area Energy Storage RFO

Energy Storage Capacity or Voltage in Local Sub-Areas

2018 Multi-Year Resource Adequacy (RA) Request for Bids (RFB)

Sales of Local, System and Flex RA for 2019-2022

2018 Long-Term RPS Contract Sales Request for Bids ("RFB")

Sales, pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption Agreement ("AAA"), of existing contracts greater than 10 years

2018 Bundled RPS Energy Sale Solicitation (REC Solicitation)

Sales of bundled RPS-eligible energy and associated RECs generated in 2018-2022 from facilities that qualify as PCC1

2017 PV RFO

Solar, 3 MW or greater

2017 PV RFO
Updated 12-20-2017

Distribution Resources Plan (DRP)

Distributed Energy Resources

2017 DRP RFO
Updated 8-14-2017

2016 Energy Storage RFO

Energy Storage resources connected at transmission, distribution, or customer level.

Energy Storage Program
Updated 1-26-2017

2017 Renewable Energy Sale Solicitation

Sales of PCC1 bundled RPS-eligible energy plus associated RECs

2016 PV RFO
Solar, >3 up to 20 MW

2016 PV RFO
Issued 12-7-2016

Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits

LCFS Credit Sales

LCFS Credit Solicitations
Updated 03-22-2017

Greenhouse Gas RFO

Offset Credits

Bioenergy Renewable Auction Mechanism (BioRAM)

=>3 MW

Updated 7-11-2016

PG&E Solar Choice (also known as Green Tariff Shared Renewables)

Varies, ranges from 0.5-20 MW

Renewable Feed-in Tariffs

Varies, up to 3 MW. More information on the linked pages.

Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM)

>3-20 MW

RAM 6 Sixth Renewable Auction Mechanism
Updated 08-19-2015

Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES)

Up to 350 MW

Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS)

=>0.5 MW

None at this time

Welcome to PG&E's Wholesale Electric Power Procurement website. To meet customer load, PG&E purchases wholesale electric energy and capacity from generators and suppliers. PG&E periodically conducts Solicitations / Requests for Offers (RFO) for conventional and renewable electricity. Information about PG&E's Wholesale Electric Power Procurement and RFOs will be posted on this website. When PG&E conducts a specific Solicitation / RFO to purchase new energy and/or capacity, the RFO will be announced via email to potential bidders and posted below.


Request to be added to PG&E's RFO Distribution List

For those who wish to receive notification of PG&E's Request for Offers (RFOs) and/or other program related information complete the Distribution List Form.

Supply Chain Responsibility

PG&E is committed to supply chain responsibility which includes supplier diversity, sustainability, and ethical supply chain practices.

The Supplier Diversity Program, launched in 1981, aims to provide diverse suppliers with economic opportunities to supply products and services to PG&E. The Supplier Sustainability Program, launched in 2007, encourages supplier responsibility, excellence and innovation.

Promoting an ethical supply chain means that Health and Safety, Labor Issues, Human Rights, Ethical Business Conduct and Conflicts of Interest are important considerations in supplier selection. PG&E will determine how an Offer will assist PG&E in reaching its enterprise-wide supply chain responsibility goals.

It is the policy of PG&E that Diverse Business Enterprises (“DBE”) such as Women-, Minority- and Service Disabled Veteran-owned Business Enterprises (“WMDVBE”) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender-owned Business Enterprises (“LGBT”) shall have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in the performance of Agreements resulting from this Solicitation. PG&E encourages Participants to carry out PG&E’s policy and contribute to PG&E’s supplier diversity goal. If Participant is selected and an Agreement is negotiated, the Agreement will include a requirement to make good faith efforts toward meeting the contracted supplier diversity target, and successful bidder(s) will be expected to report payments made to DBEs to support the project upon request but no less than annually.


Qualified businesses are certified as women-owned, minority-owned, or both as defined by General Order 156 (PDF, 224 KB).

"Woman-owned" is a business at least 51% owned by one or more women, and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women.

"Minority-owned" is a business at least 51% owned by one or more minority individuals, and whose management and daily operations are controlled by one or more minority individuals. Recognized minorities include Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans, among others.

"Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender-owned" is a business enterprise that is at least 51% owned by a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Enterprise (LGBTE), or, in the case of any publicly-owned business, at least 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more LGBTE and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of those individuals.

Certification Instructions

To apply for certification as a women or minority-owned business, review the instructions and Application located on the California Public Utilities Commission website.

The Clearinghouse also accepts women and/or minority business certification from agencies with comparable verification criteria.

Firms seeking certification as a disabled veteran-owned enterprise must contact the Disabled Veteran Business Services, a unit of the Department of General Services.

Closed Request for Offers (RFO)