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2021 SCE CPE Local RA RFO

Background

Southern California Edison Company (“SCE”), acting as the Central Procurement Entity (“SCE CPE”) for its distribution service area is launching the 2021 Central Procurement Entity Local Resource Adequacy Request for Offers (“2021 SCE CPE Local RA RFO”) seeking offers to procure multi-year Local Resource Adequacy (“Local RA”) to meet the requirements of California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) Decision (“D.”) 20-06-002, the Central Procurement Entity (“CPE”) Decision, and D.20-12-006, the Local Capacity Requirement Reduction Compensation Mechanism (“LCR RCM”) Decision.

SCE CPE will procure Local RA for the Los Angeles Basin (“LAB”) and Big Creek-Ventura (“BCV”) local areas in SCE’s distribution service area for delivery periods starting January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2026, with a focus on meeting the RA compliance obligations in 2023 and 2024. All procurement conducted by SCE CPE is separate and distinct from procurement conducted by SCE for SCE’s bundled electric service customers.

Products Solicited by SCE CPE

Compensated Products Description
Local RA Capacity (“RA-Only”) Local RA Capacity with all RA attributes (local, system, and if applicable, flex) from generators with an NQC
Tolling Products with Local RA Capacity Tolling agreement with generation which will include all attributes from the resource. SCE CPE will consider only the following resource types for tolling products:
  • Gas Fired Generation (GFG)
  • In Front of the Meter Energy Storage (IFOM ES)
  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
Self-Show Local RA Resource LSEs Self-Show local RA Capacity to the CPE from certain preferred, energy storage, and hybrid resources for a premium. LSEs retain system and flexible RA Capacity from any Self-Shown resource

 

Non-Compensated Products Description
Self-Show Local RA Resource LSEs Self-Show local RA Capacity to the CPE for no compensation. LSEs retain system and flexible RA Capacity from any Self-Shown resource

 

Key Dates

Date Event
May 27, 2021 RFO Launch
June 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Market Participant Webinar
June 23, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Noon PST SCE Participant Offer Submission Deadline
Including compensated / non-compensated self-shown resources and compensated offered resources
June 28, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Noon PST Non-SCE Participant Offer Submission Deadline
Including compensated / non-compensated self-shown resources and compensated offered resources
June 28, 2021 – Mid-August 2021 Selection Notification Period
No Later than September 16, 2021 Execution Deadline

 

Event Registration

All market participants interested in participating are required to pre-register through the PowerAdvocate website. Please visit PowerAdvocate® for SCE CPE Local RA RFO to access detailed RFO instructions (also posted here), pro forma agreements and/or term sheets, offer workbooks, and other additional information. Search for the event code 115166 or use the link below:

https://www.poweradvocate.com/pR.do?okey=115166&pubEvent=true

Market Participant Webinar

SCE CPE 2021 Local RA RFO Participants Webinar Presentation

SCE CPE 2021 Local RA RFO Participants Webinar Recording

SCE 2021 CPE Webinar FAQ

RFO Documents

Contact Information

Any questions regarding this RFO may be directed to CPE@SCE.com. Please copy the Independent Evaluator, Alan.Taylor@SedwayConsulting.com at Sedway Consulting, on all communications. We look forward to your participation.

To receive notices about this RFO please register for the SCE CPE distribution list here.