2016 Energy Storage RFO


PG&E is issuing this Energy Storage Request for Offers to achieve its megawatt procurement targets for energy storage as required by the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) Decision 13-10-040 (PDF, 1.21 MB) (“Decision” or “D.13-10-040”), Pursuant to Assembly Bill 2514 (PDF, 94 KB) (Pub. Util. Code § et seq.).

2016 Energy Storage RFO Proposed Schedule


Deadline for PG&E to issue RFO

December 1, 2016

Participants' Webinar

December 15, 2016

Deadline to submit Confidentiality Agreement for access to additional PG&E-owned Distribution Deferral Asset data

December 22, 2016

Participants' Offer Form Webinar

January 10, 2017

Deadline for PG&E to receive Offers

January 31, 2017, 1 PM PPT

Participants Notified of Eligibility for Shortlisted Offer Negotiations

May 5, 2017

Participants notify PG&E whether they accept Shortlist status

May 19, 2017

Deadline to file Application with the CPUC

December 1, 2017

RFO Documents

To supplement the materials filed with PG&E's 2016 Energy Storage Procurement Plan are the following documents:

Other Documents

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

Third-party Owned Energy Storage Projects (Event ID 62697)

Utility Owned Energy Storage Projects (Event ID 62701)

Power Advocate Instructions

Power Advocate Instructions (PDF, 479KB)

Participants' Webinar

PG&E hosted a Participants' Webinar for the 2016 Energy Storage RFO on December 15, 2016.  The presentation of this event, along with the audio file and attendee list is available below.

Offer Form Webinar

PG&E hosted an Offer Form Webinar for the 2016 Energy Storage RFO on January 10, 2017.  The presentation of this event, along with the audio file, attendee list, and Q&A is available below.

Wholesale Electric Interconnection

PG&E encourages potential Participants to enter the applicable electric interconnection process (transmission or distribution) as soon as practicable.

For questions related to electric interconnection, email wholesalegen@pge.com.


The Generator Interconnection Procedure pursuant to the WDT and CAISO Tariff consists of three application processes: (1) The Fast Track Procedure for generators 5 MW (2 MW on 12kV, 3MW on 21kV, and 5MW on higher voltages) in size that pass the "Fast Track Screens" (2) the Independent Study Process for all generators that are electrically independent from another generator or cluster of generators, and (3) the Cluster Study Process for interconnection requests that do not qualify for the Fast Track Process or the Independent Study Process.


Under the CAISO Tariff and PG&E WDT Generator Interconnection Procedures, all interconnection requests under the Independent Study Process or Cluster Process may request interconnection as a "full capacity" resource. Please refer to PG&E's or CAISO's website for more details.


Any application for interconnection to PG&E's can now be submitted through an online form available at the: pge.com/wholesale.

Contact Information

For information or questions on the Energy Storage RFO, email EnergyStorage@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 Wholesale Electric Power Procurement.