Clean Power Alliance of Southern California (CPA), the fourth largest energy provider in California, is soliciting competitive proposals to meet its portfolio needs and achieve compliance with various California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Procurement Orders and Resource Adequacy requirements.
Relative to prior CPA RFOs, CPA’s 2023 Clean Energy and Reliability RFO has expanded product categories, and now includes Resource Adequacy (RA) Only and Thermal Energy Resources. Additionally, CPA has implemented a number of changes to RFO eligibility requirements such as expanding term limits and allowing proposers to make bundled offers. Please note that for resources located outside of the CAISO grid, CPA will only accept offers that deliver at interties specified in section 3.C of the RFP document.
*Fast Track Process – CPA may, at its sole discretion, enter into negotiations prior to notifying Proposers of their shortlist status. Such exceptions will only be considered if requested by the Proposer in the Offer Form and further justified in their narrative (“Fast Track Negotiations”). CPA expects such exceptions to be limited to Proposers with exigent circumstances, including but not limited to, a COD of Q3 2025 or earlier that requires immediate consideration. Proposers entering into Fast Track Negotiations with CPA must otherwise comply with all RFO Protocol requirements and processes.
CPA's 2023 Clean Energy and Reliability RFO seeks offers from the following product categories:
Mandatory data templates for submitting offers are available below. 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.
An online bidder’s webinar was held on June 20, 2023 to discuss the RFO process and eligibility requirement. Prospective bidders that missed the webinar can access the recording using the below link. The webinar presentation is also available to provide additional guidance.
Download the following RFO documents for instructions on the 2023 Clean Energy and Reliability RFO and the submission process. Submit your questions using the 'Ask Questions' button below by June 28.