2023 Demand Response Auction Mechanism ("DRAM 8") RFO


In accordance with the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) staff proposal in the demand response (DR) OIR (R.13-09-011), Southern California Edison (“SCE”) is issuing this Request for Offers (referred to herein as the “RFO” or “2022 DRAM RFO”) to solicit offers (“Offers”) from Sellers (“Offerors”) providing 2022 Demand Response Resource Adequacy (RA) resources to SCE under a standard, non-negotiable purchase agreement (“DRAM PA” or “PA”) for execution in accordance with the 2022 DRAM RFO Participant Instructions (“RFO Instructions”).

On December 19, 2019, The CPUC issued Decision D.19-12-040 requiring an additional auction for 2022 Delivery for DRAM. This RFO solicits offers to sell System RA, Local RA, and Flexible RA.

2023 DRAM RFO Schedule


Event Date/Time
2023 DRAM RFO Launch February 1, 2022
Pre-Bid Web Conference February 10, 2022
10:00am - 12:00pm PPT
Offer Submittal Deadline March 2, 2022
12:00pm PPT
Offeror deadline to clear Offer non-conformances (“Cure Deadline”) March 18, 2022
SCE Notification of award April 21, 2022
Deadline for signed contracts from Sellers April 29, 2022
Advice Letter Filing for CPUC contract approval May 31, 2022


DRAM 8 RFO Launch Webinar


Participating in DRAM 8


Are you registered for Power Advocate?

All participants interested in submitting Offers into the RFO will need to pre-register with Power Advocate. Participants who do not yet have an existing Power Advocate account must first register to create a username and password with Power Advocate to receive access to the RFO materials.

Accessing DRAM 8 in Power Advocate:

Users with an existing Power Advocate account may request access using the Website by searching for Event # 130479. To register and request access to the event: https://www.poweradvocate.com/pR.do?okey=130479&pubEvent=true

For additional information on registering, click here.

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