2023 Renewables Portfolio Standard Market Offer Request for Proposals for Long-term Sales

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.

Questions and Answers

Key RFO Documents

This website provides an overview of the Market Offer solicitation for long-term sales. Respondents must read the 2023 Long-Term Market Offer RFP Protocols document to fully understand all aspects of this RFP.

SDG&E’s version of the 2023 RPS Long-Term Market Offer Pro Forma Purchase Agreement (PPA).   Respondents must populate in redline and submit this draft transaction agreement with their Offer.  

RFP Protocols

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2023 RPS Market Offer Protocols
2023 RPS Market Offer Protocols


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RPS Market Offer RFP PA for Long-Term Sales (Bundled Product)
RPS Market Offer RFP PA for Long-Term Sales (Bundled Product)

Offer Form

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2023 Long-Term Market Offer
2023 Long-Term Market Offer

Credit Application

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2023 Market Offer Credit Application
2023 Market Offer Credit Application

In this Market Offer solicitation, San Diego Gas & Electric Company (“SDG&E”) seeks to sell products from Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (“PCIA”) eligible renewable resources from its long-term portfolio (“Resources”), that remain unallocated after the Voluntary Allocation process, to third parties (“Respondents” or “Participants”).  Products will be derived from Resources that meet the California Renewables Portfolio Standard (“RPS”) eligibility criteria set forth by the California Energy Commission (“CEC”).


Acceptable Product Types

Product Types:

Bundled Energy and RECs from the long-term pool of RPS-eligible projects  (in Attachment A of the Offer Form, above).


Transactions for either long-term or short-term products. 

Point of Delivery:

Point of Interconnection of the Project to the CAISO Grid


For: Up to [X]% of generation from the pool of Resources in Attachment A.  All bids must be submitted in one percent (1%) increments.


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.





Launch Long-Term Market Offer RFP

Tuesday, March 7, 2023


Participant's webinar

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

3 Deadline to submit questions Friday, March 17, 2023
4 Answers to all Questions will be posted on SDG&E's website Wednesday, March 22, 2023
5 Offer package due no later than 1 pm PPT on this date Tuesday, April 11, 2023


SDG&E notifies Offerors of selection

Friday, May 5, 2023

7 SDG&E issues appreciation notices to unsuccessful Respondents Friday, May 12, 2023


All PPAs are executed

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

9 SDG&E submits Tier 3 Advice Letter with PPAs to CPUC for approval June 2023


Contact Information

All questions or other communications regarding this 2023 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 2023 RPS Market Offer RFP for Long -Term Sales 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, Minority-Owned, Disabled Veteran-Owned, Lesbian-Owned, Gay-Owned, Bisexual-Owned and/or Transgender-Owned Business Enterprises (“WMDVLGBTBEs”) as defined in G.O. 156, to participate in this 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 http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/puc/supplierdiversity/

DBEs can request additional information by contacting SDG&E at: [email protected]

Bidder's Conference Call

The Joint IOU 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:   Tuesday, March 14, 2923
Time:  10:30 AM to 12 PM (PPT)
Audience link:  Teams Meeting Link

Bidder's Conference Slides:  To be provided at the Bidders' Conference

Bidder's Conference Q&A:  Responses to Q&A