2018 RPS REC Sale Request for Proposal (RFP)

Latest News & Update

Respondents are encouraged to check the RFP Website periodically for updates, notices, and postings. SDG&E, at its sole discretion, pursuant to orders from the CPUC, may change the terms, requirements and schedule of this solicitation. Respondents should monitor the RFP Website for announcements regarding any updates or changes including posted questions & answers. SDG&E will post all solicitation announcements, including scheduling changes or RFP 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.

Key RFP Documents

This website provides an overview of the market solicitation. Respondents must read the RFP Protocols document to fully understand all aspects of this RFP.

SDG&E’s version of the 2018 RPS REC Sale RFP Purchase Agreement (PA). To be clear, Offerors do not need to submit this with their Offer, it is for informational purposes only at this point in the process. For each Shortlisted Offer, SDG&E intends to send the Offeror a redlined version for execution.

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RFP Protocols
RFP Protocols
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Overview and History

As authorized by D.17-12-007, SDG&E is issuing this RFP seeking proposals from third parties (“Respondents”) who are interested in purchasing energy products from eligible renewable resources under contract with SDG&E (“Resources”).  By responding, Respondents are bound by the terms and conditions of this RFP.  Energy products are derived from Resources that meet the California Renewables Portfolio Standard (“RPS”) eligibility criteria set forth by the California Energy Commission (“CEC”).  This RFP solicits bids from financial institutions, energy service providers, utilities, municipal utilities, industrial end users, wholesale power marketers, and any other entity that would have a need to purchase bundled energy or REC’s.

Table 1 – Acceptable Product Types

Product Types:

RPS Categories: Bundled (Category 1) and REC (Category 3)

Minimum Term:

1 month

Maximum Term:

10 years (120 months)

Delivery Start Date:

Start no earlier than November 2018 and no later than December 2018

Point of Delivery:

SP-15 or NP-15 EZ Gen Hub (Category 1) or WREGIS Account (Category 3)

Min Total Contract Volume:

50,000 MWh


Non-Binding Schedule for the 2018 RPS REC Sale RFP

The following schedule and deadlines apply to this RFP. 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 RFP Website for updated schedules and possible amendments to the RFP or the solicitation process.





Launch 2018 RPS REC Sale RFP



Pre-Bid Conference (Webinar)



Deadline to submit any questions



Answers to all questions will be posted



RFP offer package due no later than 12 pm PPT on this date



SDG&E notifies winning Bidder(s)



Shortlisted bidders notify IOUs of acceptance/rejection



IOU submits Tier 1 or Tier 3 advice letter seeking CPUC approval of Contracts


Contact Information

All questions or other communications regarding this RPS REC Sale RFP MUST be submitted via email to BOTH [email protected] with a CC to [email protected] (Independent Evaluator).

All questions and their answers will be posted publicly on this website anonymously soon after receipt.  We cannot respond directly to or confidentially to any questions.

Registration and Submission Information

The RFP and all subsequent revisions and documents are available for download from the RFP Website.  Potential Offerors are responsible for monitoring the RFP Website for subsequent updates, notices and postings.

Offerors must submit bids into the 2018 RPS REC Sales RFP event on the PowerAdvocate® website.  Offerors intending to submit an Offer but who do not yet have an existing account with PowerAdvocate® must first register to create a username/password to receive access to the event. Please review the RFP protocols for more information.

Please note that no late bids will be accepted.

Participation from Diverse Business Enterprises

SDG&E encourages Diverse Business Enterprises (“DBEs”), “Women-Owned Businesses” or “Minority-Owned Businesses” or “Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises” as defined in G.O. 156[1], to participate in this RPS REC Sale RFP. 

Furthermore, SDG&E encourages developers to utilize DBEs during various stages of project development and construction. As a part of G.O. 156, SDG&E will require developers to identify and verify their DBE contractor/subcontractor spending if any.

Additional information on SDG&E’s DBE program and utilizing DBEs can be found at:


SDG&E’s DBE Program representatives will provide a presentation during the bidders’ outreach event.  DBEs can request additional information by contacting SDG&E at [email protected].

Solicitation Submittal Documents

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Offer Form
Offer Form
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Credit Application
Credit Application

Frequently Asked Questions

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RPS REC Sale RFP 2018 FAQs
RPS REC Sale RFP 2018 FAQs
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RPS REC Sale RFP 2018 FAQs 2
RPS REC Sale RFP 2018 FAQs 2

​Pre-Bid Conference Call

SDG&E will be hosting a conference call for those considering making an offer into this solicitation.  Participation in the conference call is not mandatory for those ultimately submitting a proposal.

When: Friday, April 13, 2018
Time: 1:30 AM - 3:30 PM PPT

Audience link:

Toll-Free Dial-in: 866-304-9664
Conference ID: 9190699

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Bidder's Conference Slides
Bidder's Conference Slides