2019 Clean Energy Request for Offers (RFO)

Clean Power Alliance (CPA), the Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) serving communities in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, is now soliciting offers for clean energy power purchase agreements (PPAs). Ascend Analytics (Ascend) is administering this Request for Offers (RFO) process on behalf of CPA. Bid submissions are due on November 22, 2019 by 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

The solicitation will include two tracks for 15-year PPAs:

  1. Utility-Scale Track: RPS-eligible generation and RPS + Storage projects, 10 MW - 400 MW in size. Projects in this track must have a commercial operation date no later than the end of 2023.
  2. Distributed Track: RPS-eligible generation, RPS + Storage, and Standalone Storage projects, 500 kW – 10 MW in size and located within Los Angeles and Ventura counties. This track will include only front-of-meter projects, and projects must have a commercial operation date no later than the end of 2024.

Project information must be submitted on the supplied mandatory data templates. Projects will be evaluated on a combination of quantitative and qualitative factors that include economic value, development risk, workforce development, environmental stewardship, benefits to Disadvantaged Communities, and project location.

RFO Schedule



RFO Opens

October 22, 2019

Bidder webinar to discuss the RFO Process

October 30, 2019 @ 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Deadline to submit questions

November 1, 2019

Q&A responses posted to RFO website

November 11, 2019

Deadline to submit proposals

November 22, 2019 @ 5:00 PM PST

Bidders notified of Shortlist status

January - February 2020

Contract negotiations under exclusivity and awards

January 2020 -June 2020

RFO Materials

The full RFO is available for download on this website, which includes the following documents:

  • 2019 Clean Energy RFO Protocol
  • Submission Instructions for 2019 CPA Clean Energy RFO
  • Offer Form Template - Clean Energy RFO_distributed
  • Offer Form Template - Clean EnergyRFO_utilityscale
  • RPS Agreement
  • RPS Plus Storage Agreement
  • Energy Storage Agreement
  • CPA NDA Agreement
  • CPA Vendor Campaign Contribution Disclosure Form
  • CPA Exclusivity Agreement

Please download all documents and follow instructions in the "Submission Instructions for CPA 2019 Clean Energy RFO" and "2019 Clean Energy RFO Protocol" documents in order to submit a compliant bid.

Bidders' Webinar

To view the recording of the webinar:
A copy of the webinar slides is available for download here

Bidder Registration
Full submission instructions are included in the RFO documents. To bid on this RFO you must register using the web form below. Submitted bids must be sent to with a subject link of "CPA Clean Energy RFO Submission".

All communication regarding this RFO must take place exclusively via email correspondence. Do not call or otherwise attempt to contact CPA or Ascend Analytics outside of the email address. Doing so may result in vendor disqualification from this RFO process.

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All questions submitted via email and during the webinar are answered in the document available for download below:

2019 Clean Energy RFO 
Q & A

Bidder Registration Form

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This RFO is being administered on behalf of Clean Power Alliance by: