Clean Power Alliance of Southern California (CPA) is soliciting competitive proposals for the purchase of 15-year renewable energy and storage contracts to fulfill CPA’s future energy needs. Ascend Analytics (Ascend) is administering this Request for Offers (RFO) process on behalf of CPA.
CPA's 2020 Clean Energy RFO seeks offers from the following product types:
Mandatory data templates will be supplied to bidders for submission of project information. 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.
October 21, 2020
Webinar to discuss the RFO Process
October 28, 2020
Deadline to submit questions
November 2, 2020
Q&A responses posted
November 10, 2020
RFO closes - Submissions due
November 20, 2020
Bidders notified of Shortlist status
January 28 - 29, 2021
Contract negotiations under exclusivity and award
January 2021 - June 2021
The CPA Vendor Campaign Contribution Disclosure Form is now available for download. Bidders are required to complete and submit the form by January 8, 2021.
Download the following RFO documents for instructions on the 2020 Clean Energy RFO and the submission process. The Q&A response is also available for download.
As part of the submission process, bidders are required to submit an ArcGIS Layer Package of the project footprint in .LPK format.
Data Basin is used to help Bidders answer geospatially explicit questions about projects. Note that Bidders should allow two days for the Data Basin registration process. The Clean Power Alliance Gallery on Data Basin contains maps/datasets related to avoidance, renewable energy zones, and multi benefit areas. Here is a Data Basin tutorial to assist bidders in preparing the ArcGIS package.
Full submission instructions are included in the RFO material. To bid on this RFO, you must register using the form below:
Clean Power Alliance