2013 Energy Request for Proposals

San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) is issuing this 2013 Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to reduce its forecasted immediate term open position over a multi-year horizon. SDG&E has established a soft target of 225 MW, and will seek no more than 450 MW of energy (or option equivalents). These targets were derived from the hedging plan established within SDG&E’s Long Term Procurement Plan (“LTPP”). This RFP solicits offers from owners and operators of all generating facilities, financial institutions, and wholesale power marketers.

SDG&E will seek near and immediate term products with delivery starting no earlier than July 1, 2013 and ending no later than December 31, 2017. SDG&E will seek volumes in 25 MW blocks from July 1, 2013 to December 31, 2017. SDG&E will seek to purchase from Respondents physical transactions for: fixed price energy, heat rate call options, or energy call options with delivery to SP-15.

Winning Respondents shall enter into a power purchase agreement in form of EEI Confirm and related Cover Sheet and Collateral Annex (Transaction Documents) without any significant modifications. New ISDA and WSPP agreements will not be considered for Offers submitted in response to this RFP.

SDG&E will entertain offers (“Offers”) from all wholesale power marketers with FERC granted market authority to transact within the California Independent System Operators (“CAISO”) balancing authority and which are a registered and approved Scheduling Coordinator (“SC”) or capable of entering into an Inter SC Trade (“IST”).  The table below illustrates the list of acceptable product types.

Product Type:

Fixed Price Energy

Energy Call Option

Heat Rate Call Option

Minimum Term:

One Calendar Month

Maximum Term:

Four Years or 48 Calendar Months

Delivery Window “Flow” Dates

Start No Earlier than July 1, 2013
End No Later than December 31, 2017 HE 24

Product Delivery

Flat (7x24), Off-peak (6x8, 1x24) On-Peak (6x16), Super-Peak (6x8)

Point of Delivery

SP-15 EZ Gen Hub

Gas Index

Not Applicable

SoCal Border

Capacity

25 MW Increments up to 225 MW

Instrument Type

Physical CAISO Inter-SC Trades (“ISTs”)

 

Solicitation Protocol

Details regarding the solicitation process and eligibility requirements are provided in the RFP document found on the PowerAdvocate website:

https://www.poweradvocate.com/pR.do?okey=35697&pubEvent=true

Required Forms and Documents

Respondents may submit offers to this solicitation by submitting the forms listed below. Forms can be downloaded from the PowerAdvocate®.  The failure to provide the required information may result in the offer being deemed non-conforming and may disqualify the offer from further consideration.

Respondents are allowed to submit a maximum of 325 Offers per product type (see Table 1 for list of acceptable product types). The forms listed below can be found on the PowerAdvocate® platform. Each Offer will be in increments of 25MW blocks (up to a total of 225 MW) for fixed price energy, heat rate call options, or energy call options with delivery to SP-15. A failure to provide all required information may result in the proposal being deemed non-conforming and may disqualify the proposal from further consideration.

Pricing Offer Forms

Respondents are required to complete the Pricing Offer Forms in PowerAdvocate® located in the “5. Pricing Data” Tab. Respondents must include in their Pricing Offer Form proposed pricing for the following items:

  • Heat Rate Option – Please see “1. Heat Rate Option Offer Form”

    • Contract Capacity (MW)

    • Start Date (First Day of Month)

    • End Date (Last Day of Month)

    • Delivery Period (e.g. On-Peak, Off-Peak, etc)

    • Monthly Payment ($/kW-month)

    • Heat Rate (MMBtu/MWh)

    • Variable Charge ($/MWh)

    • One time added cost to Monthly Premium ($/kW-month) or Variable Charge ($/MWh) per $10,000 of credit support in respect of the Fixed Independent Amount that SDG&E will determine as of the execution date if SDG&E determines that it cannot extend unsecured credit to the Respondent.

  • Energy Call Option – Please see “2. Energy Call Option Offer Form”

    • Contract Capacity (MW)

    • Start Date (First Day of Month)

    • End Date (Last Day of Month)

    • Delivery Period (e.g. On-Peak, Off-Peak, etc)

    • Monthly Payment (Premium)

    • Contract Price ($/MWh)

    • One time added cost to Monthly Premium ($/kW-month) or Contract Price ($/MWh) per $10,000 of credit support in respect of the Fixed Independent Amount that SDG&E will determine as of the execution date if SDG&E determines that it cannot extend unsecured credit to the Respondent

  • Fixed Price Energy – Please see “3. Fixed Price Energy Offer Form”

    • Contract Capacity (MW)

    • Start Date (First Day of Month)

    • End Date (Last Day of Month)

    • Delivery Period (e.g. On-Peak, Off-Peak, etc)

    • Contract Price ($/MWh)

One time added cost to Contract Price ($/MWh) per $10,000 of credit support in respect of the Fixed Independent Amount that SDG&E will determine as of the execution date if SDG&E determines that it cannot extend unsecured credit to the Respondent.

Credit Application

Respondents will be required to download and complete the credit application located in the “1. Download Documents” Tab in PowerAdvocate®. Respondent must complete and submit one per legal entity by uploading the document on the “2. Upload Documents” Tab. A credit application will be required under all Transaction Documents where the Respondent is interested in applying for unsecured credit.  If a Credit Application is not submitted, the Respondent would then be required to post 100% collateral to cover the credit exposure as determined in the Transaction Documents. Material changes to terms and conditions will render the Offer non-conforming and may disqualify the project from further consideration.

Redline forms of the Transaction Documents

Respondents will be required to download and redline the Transaction Documents located in the “1. Download Documents” Tab in PowerAdvocate®. Respondent must complete and submit one per legal entity by uploading the document on the “2. Upload Documents” Tab.

Participation Summary Form

Respondents will be required to download and complete the Participation Summary Form located in the “1. Download Documents” Tab in PowerAdvocate®. Respondent must complete and submit one per legal entity by uploading the document on the “2. Upload Documents” Tab.

Supplier Diversity Information

If the respondent is meets the GO-156 Certification requirements, the respondent shall upload a copy of certification documents received from the California Public Utilities Commission. An application can be made before submission of the Offer and referenced in the Offer.

The Credit Application, and Transaction Documents must be in Word or Word-compatible format (not in PDF).  The Participation Summary Forms must be in Excel (.xls or .xlsx) format (not in PDF). The Pricing Offer Form must be submitted to PowerAdvocate® in the 5. Pricing Tab.

RFP Communication

All questions or other communications regarding this RFP should be submitted via e-mail to energyrfp@semprautilities.com.  All questions and answers will be posted on this website anonymously.  SDG&E will not accept questions or comments in any other form, except during the pre-bid conference.  Respondents are encouraged to check this RFP Website and PowerAdvocate® site periodically for updates, notices, and postings.

Pre-Bid Conference

SDG&E will hold one pre-bid conference via WebEx.  The pre-bid conference will be on May 8, 2013. Any party interested in attending this pre-bid conference should register on the PowerAdvocate® site

If you plan to join, please email energyrfp@semprautilities.com  by 12:00pm, May 6, and provide your company name and a list of attendees including their full names and contact information.  Please limit participation to two representatives per company.

A WebEx pre-bid conference will be held on May 8, 2013 from 10AM (PPT) – 1PM (PPT).

WebEx participation instructions for the Pre-Bid Conference will be updated shortly.  Please check the PowerAdvocate® site periodically for updates, notices and postings.

*Participation in the pre-bid conference is NOT mandatory in order to submit an offer.

RFP Announcements

Please check this website and the PowerAdvocate® site periodically as SDG&E will post all solicitation announcements, including scheduling changes or RFP amendments if any.

SDG&E 2013 Energy Request for Proposals Pre-Bid Conference Presentation

2013 SDG&E Energy RFP Q&A - May 10, 2013

2013 RAM Webinar Questions and Answers - June 10, 2013

Submitting Offers

Any party interested in submitting an Offer must register and receive access to the 2013 SDGE Energy RFP event on PowerAdvocate® in order to submit an Offer. All Offers must be uploaded to the PowerAdvocate® no later than 1:00 p.m., Pacific Prevailing Time, on the CLOSING DATE (see RFP Schedule).  If Respondents encounter technical difficulties with the uploading process, they should provide evidence of such difficulties (e.g. a screen shot of the error message) and email the bid to:

The RFP mailbox: EnergyRFP@SempraUtilities.com

Carbon Copy (CC) to: hjudd@acciongroup.com and kcarden@acciongroup.com

Emails shall be received by 1:00 p.m., Pacific Prevailing Time, on the Closing Date.

RFP Schedule

No.

Item

Date

1.

RFP Issued

May 2, 2013

2.

Pre-Bid Conference

May 8, 2013

3.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS
Question submittal cut-off date.
Answers to all questions will be posted on the website no later than May 10, 2013

May 9, 2013

4.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER
Participants are required to register for the RFP on PowerAdvocate®

May 10, 2013

5.

CLOSING DATE:
Offers must be uploaded to and received by PowerAdvocate® no later than 1:00 PM
( Pacific Prevailing Time)

May 14, 2013

6.

SDG&E Begins Bid Evaluation Process

May 14, 2013

7.

SDG&E PRG meeting

May 17, 2013

8.

SHORTLIST NOTIFICATION
SDG&E notifies Shortlisted Respondents

May 15-May 17, 2013

9.

SHORTLISTED BIDDER RESPONDENTS ACCEPTANCE/WITHDRAWAL
Letter due from Shortlisted Bidder Respondents indicating:

  • Withdrawal from SDG&E’s solicitation; OR

Acceptance of shortlisted standing; withdrawal of participating in any other solicitation and evidence of withdrawal notice to all other solicitors

+7 Days
after Shortlist Notification

10.

  • SDG&E issues appreciation notices to unsuccessful Respondents

+1 week
after Shortlisted Bidder Respondents accept/withdraw

11.

SDG&E commences with Contracts negotiations

up to 4 weeks*

 

* Negotiation time will vary depending on proposed contract modifications.