2020 Renewables Portfolio Standard Sales Request for Proposals 

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 RFP website for posting of answers to submitted questions.

  • 7/13/2020 - SDG&E Updates 2020 RPS RECs Sale RFP Schedule
  • 6/17/2020 - 2nd Set of FAQ’s Posted to Website
  • 6/12/2020 – Offer Package Deadline Extended (Offers Due June 22, 2020)
  • 6/8/2020 – FAQ’s Posted to Website
  • 6/5/2020 – Bidder’s Conference
  • 5/29/2020 - RFP Launch date

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 2020 RPS REC Sales 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.


RFP Protocols

RPS REC Sale RFP PA (Bundled Firm)

RPS REC Sale RFP PA (Bundled Unit Contingent)

RPS REC Sale RFP PA (Unbundled)


San Diego Gas & Electric Company (“SDG&E”) is issuing this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) seeking proposals from third parties (“Respondents” or “Participants”) who are interested in purchasing products from eligible renewable resources under contract with SDG&E (“Resources”). By responding, Respondents are bound by the terms and conditions of this RFP. Products are derived from Resources that meet the California Renewables Portfolio Standard (“RPS”) eligibility criteria set forth by the California Energy Commission (“CEC”) (See Section 5.0 for additional information on RPS Program Parameters). 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 and Renewable Energy Credits (“RECs”) or unbundled RECs.


Anticipated Product Types


Bundled Firm

Bundled Unit Contingent Unbundled

Product Types:

Bundled Energy and RECs from pool of RPS-eligible projects Bundled Energy and RECs from specific project(s) only Unbundled RECs
Minimum Term: 1 Month 1 Month One-time transfer of firm quantities

Maximum Term:

1 Year (12 months)

1 Year (12 months) Recurring transfers of unit contingent quantities during Term up to 10 years

Delivery Window:

Start no earlier than CPUC Approval (“X”), End no later than X+12 months

Start no earlier than CPUC Approval (“X”), End no later than X+120 months Start no earlier than CPUC Approval
Point of Delivery: Point of Interconnection of the Project to the CAISO Grid Point of Interconnection of the Project to the CAISO Grid n/a

Min Volume:

No Min

No Min No Min


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 RFP website for updated schedules and possible amendments to the RFP or the solicitation process.


Action Item

Due Date


Launch RFP



Bidder's Conference



Offer package due not later than 12 p.m. PPT on this date


4. SDG&E Notifies Offerors of Selection Mon-Aug-17
5. All contracts are executed Wed-Sep-30
6. Submit Tier 1 or Tier 3 Advice Letter Seeking CPUC Approval of Contracts Fri-Oct-30
7. Commencement of Deliveries

Q1 2021

Contact Information

All questions or other communications regarding this 2020 RPS REC Sales 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 2020 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 All Source 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:


DBEs can request additional information by contacting SDG&E at:

[email protected].

Solicitation Submittal Documents

Offer Form

Credit Application

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, June 5, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PPT

Audience link:


Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 858-284-1506   United States, San Diego (Toll)

Conference ID: 616 231 065#

Bidder's Conference Slides