The disadvantaged communities (DACs) programs are a result of AB 327 and intended to help improve access to renewable generation for residential customers within DACs.
On June 21, 2018, the Commission approved D.18-06-027, Alternate Decision Adopting Alternatives to Promote Solar Distributed Generation in DACs, D.18-10-007, dated October 11, 2018, a decision-making corrections and clarifications to D.18-06-027, and Resolution E-4999 (together, the “DAC Decisions”) which promote solar energy in the DAC-Community Solar Green Tariff (“DAC-CSGT”) and DAC-Green Tariff (“DAC-GT”) programs.
Summary of SCE’s DAC-GT and CSGT RFO Solicitation
SCE is soliciting energy from solar projects located in DACs (as specifically defined in the RFO instructions). Procurement for the DAC-GT and CSGT Programs will run simultaneously and be conducted through a competitive solicitation. Consistent with the DAC Resolution, each program will have separate capacity allocations and bid requirements. SCE will hold two RFOs each year until the program caps (DAC-GT 56.5MW and CSGT 14.63MW) have been met.
Pursuant to the CPUC letter dated October 28, 2021, any future SCE DAC solicitations are suspended until after the Commission rules on the forthcoming DAC Applications. Note that this suspension does not impact the current DAC GT & CSGT 4 RFOs currently ongoing.
DAC-GT 4 and CSGT 4 RFO Timeline*
|DAC-GT and CSGT RFO Launch
|September 30, 2021
|DAC-GT and CSGT Webinar Conference
|Wednesday - October 6, 2021 @ 10:00- 11:00am PPT
|Offer Submittal Deadline
|November 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm PPT
|Anticipated Date for SCE Notification of Award
|January 14, 2022
|Anticipated Deadline for Sellers to execute standard DAC contract
|March 17, 2022
|Anticipated Date for Advice Letter Filing for CPUC contract approval
|April 18, 2022
*Note schedule is fluid and subject to change
Offerors intending to submit Offers, but do not yet have an existing PowerAdvocate® account, must first register to create a username/password with PowerAdvocate® to receive access to the event (event code 117915 for DAC-GT RFO and 117916 for CSGT RFO). Users without an existing PowerAdvocate® account may register and request access here for DAC-GT RFO and here for CSGT RFO.
SCE hosted a Bidder’s Conference Call on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 10am – 11am PPT to discuss varying procurement events for both the DAC GT and CSGT RFOs.
To access the PowerPoint presentation, click here.
To access the audio recording, click here.
Connecting Community Sponsors with Developers
If you are interested in sponsoring a DAC-Community Solar Green Tariff project in your community but not sure how to find a developer, SCE can post your contact information here, helping connect developers with interested community sponsors. To post your information, email DACPrograms@sce.com.