2018 Local Resource Adequacy Solicitation

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San Diego Gas & Electric Company (“SDG&E”) seeks to purchase 2018 Local Resource Adequacy (“RA”) capacity products with load serving entities, marketers and generators (“Respondents”) to assist in optimizing its 2018 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 Description 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



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


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

Solicitation Submittal Documents

Participation in this RFP requires the completion of the Proposal Form & the 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

RFP Question Submittal Deadline

March 21, 2017  12 pm PPT

Q&A Posted on RFP website

March 28, 2017

Proposals Due

April 4, 2017  12 pm PPT

PRG Meeting and Shortlist Notification

April 21, 2017

2018 Local RA 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.

2018 Local RA 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) updates to RFP documents 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 Protocols document. All Proposals must be submitted via Poweradvocate no later than April 4, 2017 12pm.  Please note that no late bids will be accepted.

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2018 Local RA RFP Protocols
2018 Local RA RFP Protocols
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Proposal Form
Proposal Form
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Confirmation Template
Confirmation Template
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Credit Application
Credit Application
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