2021 Tree Mortality Non-Bypassable Charge RPS REC Sale Request for Offers (RFO)

Latest News & Update

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

  • 3/19/2021 - RFO Launched!

Key RFO Documents

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

SDG&E’s version of the 2021 Tree Mortality Non-Bypassable Charge (TMNBC) RFO 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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RFO Protocols
RFO Protocols
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Overview and History

As authorized by D.18-12-003, SDG&E is issuing this Request for Offers (“RFO”) seeking proposals from third parties (“Respondents”) who are interested in purchasing bundled renewable energy from a BioRAM resource under contract with SDG&E (“Resources”).  By responding, Respondents are bound by the terms and conditions of this RFO. 

SDG&E endeavors to sell bundled electric energy and plus renewable energy credits (“Bundled Energy Product”) for buyer’s use as Portfolio Content Category 1 (PCC 1) energy, defined as the energy plus the environmental attribute from renewable generation facilities with a first point of interconnection within a California Balancing Authority (CBA), or facilities that directly schedule electricity into a CBA on an hourly or sub-hourly basis.

The Bundled Energy Product is derived from Resource(s) that meet the California Renewables Portfolio Standard (“RPS”) eligibility criteria set forth by the California Energy Commission (“CEC”).  This RFO 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 renewable energy.

Table 1 - Acceptable Product Types

Product Types:

Bundled Energy Product

Minimum Term:

1 year

Maximum Term:

5 years

Delivery Start Date:

Start no earlier than January 1, 2022

Point of Delivery:

NP-15 EZ Gen Hub

Min Total Contract Volume:

10,000 MWh (As Available)

Max Total Contract Volume:

2022-2026: 175,000 MWh (As Available per year)

Non-Binding Schedule for the 2021 TMNBC RPS REC Sale RFO

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





Launch 2021 TMNBC RPS REC Sale RFO

March 19, 2021


Deadline to submit any questions

March 26, 2021


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

April 9, 2021


SDG&E notifies winning Bidder(s)

April 19, 2021


All contracts are executed

May 10, 2021


Contact Information

All questions or other communications regarding this 2021 TMNBC RPS REC Sale RFO 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 RFO and all subsequent revisions and documents are available for download from the RFO Website. Potential Offerors are responsible for monitoring the RFO Website for subsequent updates, notices and postings.

Offerors must submit bids into the 2021 TMNBC RPS REC Sale RFO 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 RFO 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 RFO.

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:

https://www.sdge.com/more-information/doing-business-with-us/supplier-diversity and


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