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.
DAC-GT 3 and CSGT 3 RFO Timeline*
|DAC-GT and CSGT RFO Launch||March 25, 2021|
|DAC-GT and CSGT Webinar Conference||April 1, 2021 at 10am Pacific Prevailing Time|
|Offer Submittal Deadline||May 3, 2021 at 12pm|
|Anticipated Date for SCE Notification of Award||July 16, 2021|
|Anticipated Deadline for Sellers to execute standard DAC contract||August 23, 2021|
|Anticipated Date for Advice Letter Filing for CPUC contract approval||September 22, 2021|
*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 112082 for DAC-GT RFO and 112083 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 will host a Bidder’s Conference Call on Thursday April 1, 2021, 10am – 11am PPT to discuss varying procurement eventsfor both the DAC GT and CSGT RFOs. Below is the relevant call-in information:
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.