2019 Reliability 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 energy storage 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 11, 2019 by 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

This solicitation is seeking stand-alone energy storage projects within the range of 10-100 MW of installed capacity with a 4-hour duration and with a commercial operation date (COD) no later than August 1, 2023. Priority fast-track status (expedited negotiation and contract award) will be given to projects with COD on or before August 1, 2021. These projects are sought to fulfill CPA’s incremental capacity procurement obligations under the CPUC’s Sept. 12, 2019 proposed decision requiring electric system reliability procurement for 2021-2023 in the Integrated Resource Planning proceeding, Rulemaking 16-02.

CPA is seeking full dispatch rights for the energy storage projects under a 15-year PPA, with pricing provided at the project Pnode. 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 14, 2019

Bidder Webinar to discuss the RFO process

October 23, 2019 at 3:00 PM Pacific Time

Deadline to submit questions

October 25, 2019

Q&A responses posted

November 1, 2019

Bids Due

November 11, 2019 @ 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Vendors notified of Short List status

December 2019

Contract negotiations under exclusivity and award

December 2019 - May 2020

RFO Materials

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

  • 2019 Reliability RFO Protocol

  • Submission Instructions for 2019 CPA Reliability RFO
  • Offer Form Template - Storage RFO
  • CPA 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 Reliability RFO" and "2019 Reliability RFO Protocol" documents in order to submit a compliant bid.

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Bidder Webinar

The bidders' webinar has already occurred. For a recording of the webinar, please follow this link.

The slides from the webinar are available for download here:

CPA Reliability RFO Webinar 10_23.pdf


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

CPA storage rfo q&A.docx

Bidder Registration

Full submission instructions are included n 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 line of 'CPA Reliability 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.

Bidder Registration Form

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