2015 Resource Adequacy Solicitation

SDG&E is issuing this Request for Offers (“RFO”) to solicit offers involving Resource Adequacy (“RA”) capacity including Local San Diego-IV RA, System RA, as well as Import RA.  By replying to this RFO Respondents are bound by its terms.

This website provides an overview of the market solicitation.  Respondents are strongly encouraged to download the RFO Description document, available below, to fully understand all aspects of this RFO.

2015 RA RFO Description (pdf)

Products Solicited

Respondents may submit offers for any or all of the below RA-related Products. 

Product ID Offer

System RA
SDG&E Buys System RA (NP-15 or SP15)*

2 Local SD-IV
SDG&E Buys Local SD-IV RA
3 Import RA
RA sold at select intertie Schedule Points / Branch Groups*
SDG&E Buys Import RA
*SDG&E would consider using its intertie RA improt allocations at the following Scheduling Points: MALIN500, MEAD230, NOB or PVWEST. Respondents may offer import RA at other intertie points if import allocations at those locations are included in the proposal.

More detailed information about this RFO, its requirements, and these Products is contained in the RFO Description document which is available through this link: RFO Description (pdf)

Solicitation Submittal Documents

Participation in this RFO requires the completion of the Offer Form & the Confirmation Template.  These documents are available via the links below.  Failure to provide the listed information may result in the offer being deemed non-conforming and thus may disqualify the offer from further consideration.  Multiple offers are acceptable.

Offer Form (xls)

Confirmation Template (doc)

Credit Application (doc)

Although not required as part of the original offer, any Respondent selected for the shortlist must promptly submit this Credit Application with the required supporting information.  You are advised to become familiar with this application and be prepared to timely submit it so as to not slow down your Offer’s evaluation.

RFO Schedule

The following are the key deadlines that apply to this RFO. SDG&E reserves the right to revise this schedule at any time and at SDG&E's sole discretion. Respondents are responsible for accessing the RFO website for updated schedules and possible amendments to the RFO or the solicitation process.

Deadline Item

Deadline Date

Pre-Bid Conference Call

Wednesday, August 20, 2014      10 am PPT

RFO Question Submittal

Thursday, August 21, 2014      3 pm PPT

Offers Due

Wednesday, August 27, 2014  Noon PPT

Preliminary Shortlist Selection

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

PRG Meeting and RA Shortlist Discussion

Friday, September 19, 2014

2015 RFO Timeline

2015 RFO Timeline


SDG&E reserves the right to revise this schedule at any time and in SDG&E’s sole discretion. Respondents are responsible for monitoring the RFO Website for updates and possible amendments to the RFO or the solicitation process.

RFO Communication

All questions or other communications regarding this Resource Adequacy RFO should be submitted via email to [email protected] with a CC to [email protected] (Independent Evaluator). Questions and their answers will be posted on this website anonymously soon after receipt.

RFO Announcements

Respondents are encouraged to check this RFO Website periodically for updates, notices, and postings.  SDG&E will post all solicitation announcements, including scheduling changes or RFO amendments to this website.  In particular, check the RFO website for (i) details on the pre-bid conference call and (ii) posting of answers to submitted questions. 

NOTE: Offers are due Noon (PPT) Wednesday, August 27, 2014.


8/25/14 - Questions & Answers (pdf)

SDG&E is offering an RFO Participants’ Conference Call for those considering making an offer into SDG&E’s RA Request For Offers (RFO).  During this Conference Call we will (i) Have an Anti-Trust Statement read, (ii) study the calendar and timeline, (iii) review the RFO process including Offer Forms, (iv) discuss the products requested, and (v) address any questions you may have.  This will be a dial-in conference call only and you are welcomed to join us, however, participation in the Conference Call is not mandatory for those ultimately submitting an offer – but it may make your life a bit easier!

SDG&E 2015 RA RFO Participants’ Conference Call

When: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PPT

Phone:  (800) 423-1988    Pass Code: 1643254

Please note that an SDG&E attorney and the Independent Evaluator will be present on the call.

Submitting Offers

Offers should be submitted via email in accordance with the instructions contained in the RFO Description document, available above.  All offers must be submitted no later than Noon PPT (Pacific Prevailing Time) on August 27, 2014 [email protected] with a CC to [email protected] (Independent Evaluator).  Please note that no late bids will be accepted.

Questions and Answers and other documents:

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2015 RA RFO Description
2015 RA RFO Description
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Offer Form
Offer Form
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Confirmation Template
Confirmation Template
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Credit Application
Credit Application
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8/25/14 - Questions & Answers
8/25/14 - Questions & Answers