SDG&E 2014 Energy Storage Solicitations

January 14, 2015 Bidders Conference – Presentation Materials

San Diego Gas & Electric (“SDG&E”) is implementing its 2014 Energy Storage Procurement Plan (A. 14-02-006) approved by the California Public Utility Commission in Decision (D.) 14-10-045 with the following Request for Proposals (“RFP”) and Request for Offers (“RFO”):

1. 2014 Distribution Reliability/Power Quality RFP

RFP issued December 1, 2014. Offers Due on March 31, 2015

SDG&E is seeking a distribution level 4MW/12MWh utility owned Energy Storage System (“ESS”) in lieu of traditional circuit upgrades.  SDG&E expects to provide capacity support to one or more sites and one or more 12kV circuits, in 1MW/3MWh incremental sub-units, from a single contractor. The ESS will not participate in wholesale markets and therefore does not have to meet resource adequacy requirements.

For access to this RFP, interested parties must contact [email protected] for the prerequisite non-disclosure agreement (NDA), which must be signed for access to the PowerAdvocate system where the RFP materials can be downloaded.

2. SDG&E 2014 All-Source RFO

RFO issued on September 5, 2014. Offers due on January 5, 2015

As part of SDG&E’s ongoing 2014 All-Source RFO for Local Capacity Requirements, as ordered by D. 14-03-004 (the 2012 LTPP Track 4 Decision), SDG&E is seeking to procure between 25 MW and 800 MW[1] of energy storage. The energy storage product type within this RFO solicits offers for both third party owned, contracted resources and utility owned resources, as described more fully at http://www.sdge.com/all-source-2014-rfo. The ESS must meet local resource adequacy requirements as well as the other conformance requirements detailed within the RFO documents. ESS procured through the 2014 All-Source RFO will count against SDG&E’s overall energy storage procurement targets for the transmission and distribution domains as well as fulfilling a portion of the need identified by D.14-03-004.   

For additional information on this RFO, please visit: at http://www.sdge.com/all-source-2014-rfo

The Distribution Reliability/Power Quality RFP follows standard procurement procedures associated with the procurement of regular course of business distribution reliability assets. The All-Source RFO follows procurement procedures established within the Long Term Procurement Plan[2]. Both solicitations involve the oversight of an Independent Evaluator (“IE”) and are being managed in consultation with SDG&E’s Procurement Review Group (“PRG”) and Cost Allocation Mechanism (“CAM”) PRG.

[1] For the utility owned offers, the maximum utility owned capacity will be 787.5 MW.
 
[2] See SDG&E advice letter 2362-E-A, section II.A.5.b. Procurement Practices and Methods for Long-
Term Transactions, sheet no. 50. This advice letter can be found on SDG&E’s website at: