2017 Resource Adequacy Solicitation

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San Diego Gas & Electric Company (“SDG&E”) seeks to purchase 2017 Resource Adequacy (“RA”) capacity products with load serving entities, marketers and generators (“Respondents”) to assist in optimizing its 2017 RA portfolio.  It is the intention of this solicitation to minimize the procurement cost impact for ratepayers while also meeting SDG&E’s Resource Adequacy Requirement (“RAR”).

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

Products Solicited

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

Product ID

Product Type


Local SD-IV– without Flex; with Flex Category 1, 2, or 3
SDG&E Buys Local SD-IV RA (Calendar, Quarterly Monthly)


System RA – without Flex; with Flex Category 1, 2, or 3
SDG&E Buys System RA (NP-15 or SP-15) (Calendar, Quarterly Monthly)


Import RA – without Flex; with Flex Category 1, 2, or 3
RA sold at select intertie Scheduling Points/Branch Groups*
SDG&E Buys Import RA  (Calendar, Quarterly Monthly)


SDG&E sells Local SD-IV– without Flex;
with Flex Category 1, 2, or 3 (Monthly)


SDG&E sells System RA (NP-15 or SP-15) – without Flex;
with Flex Category 1, 2, or 3  (Monthly)


SDG&E sells RA import allocations  (Monthly) at the following schedule points:

*SDG&E would consider using its intertie RA import allocations at the following Schedule Points: MALIN500, MEAD230, NOB or PVWEST.  Respondents may propose Import RA at other intertie points if import allocations at those locations are included in the proposal

More detailed information about this RFP, its requirements, and these Products is contained in the RFP Protocols document.

Solicitation Submittal Documents

Participation in this RFP requires the completion of the Proposal Form & the Confirmation Template or the Import RA Confirmation Template.  These documents are available via the links below.  Failure to provide the listed information may result in the Proposal being deemed non-conforming and thus may disqualify the Proposal from further consideration.  Multiple Proposals are acceptable.

Although not required as part of the original Proposal, 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 Proposal’s evaluation.

RFP Schedule

The following are the key deadlines that apply to this RFP. 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*

August 16, 2016  1 pm PPT

RFP Question Submittal

August 26, 2016

Proposals Due

September 1, 2016  12 pm PPT

PRG Meeting and Shortlist Notification

September 16, 2016

2017 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.

2017 RFO Timeline

RFP Communication

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

RFP Announcements

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

Submitting Proposals

Proposals should be submitted via PowerAdvocate in accordance with the instructions contained in the RFP Description document, available above. All Proposals must be submitted via Poweradvocate no later than September 1, 2016 12pm. Please note that no late bids will be accepted.

SDG&E 2017 RA RFP Participants’ Conference Call

Anti-Trust Statement

SDG&E is offering an RFP Participants’ Conference Call for those considering making an Proposal into SDG&E’s RA Request for Proposals (RFP).  During this Conference Call we will (i) study the calendar and timeline, (ii) review the RFP process including Proposal Forms, (iii) discuss the products requested, and (iv) 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 a proposal.

When: August 16, 2016
Time: 9:30am - 12pm (PPT)
Location: Webinar
Audience link:  https://engage.vevent.com/rt/sempra/index.jsp?seid=149
Participant dial in (toll-free): (866) 802-4321
Conference ID: 1674788

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

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2017 RA RFP Protocols
2017 RA RFP Protocols
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Proposal Form
Proposal Form
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Confirmation Template
Confirmation Template
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Import RA Confirmation Template
Import RA Confirmation Template
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Credit Application
Credit Application
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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
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Bidder's conference presentation
Bidder's conference presentation