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Community Renewables - Renewable Auction Mechanism (CR-RAM) 6 Request for Offers (RFO)

As part of the Green Tariff Shared Renewables (GTSR) program, established pursuant to Senate Bill 43 and implemented in Decision D.15-01-051 and D.16-05-006, and extended with minor modifications through Res E-5028, Southern California Edison (SCE) is launching its sixth Community Renewables - Renewable Auction Mechanism (CR-RAM 6) Request for Offers (RFO) for the procurement of Community Renewables (CR) and Community Renewables-Environmental Justice (CR-EJ) eligible Generating Facilities.

SCE is attempting to acquire energy from Generating Facilities located in EJ communities, as defined by the California EPA in its most recent version of the CalEnviroScreen tool, through the GTSR program. We encourage Offerors to submit Offers for Generating Facilities located in these communities, and to indicate how the program might be improved to better reach those communities. SCE will select Generating Facilities from the available Offers pursuant to the requirements set forth in D.15-01-051 and D.16-05-006, and Res E-5028

CR-RAM 6 RFO Timeline

Dates1 Event
August 13, 2020 SCE files Tier 2 advice letter in compliance with Final Decision 16-05-006.
September 30, 2020 Date SCE will launch the CR-RAM 6 RFO, in which SCE will post the RFO Instructions, Pro Forma Renewable PPA, CR-RAM Rider and Amendment and other CR-RAM 6 RFO documents on the CR-RAM Website.
October 7, 2020
10:00 am
Date that SCE will host the CR-RAM 6 RFO webinar.
November 10, 2020
12:00 pm (noon)
Deadline for Offerors to submit Offers and required documentation including information necessary to populate the CR-RAM PPA (the “Offer Due Date”).
January 20, 2021 Anticipated date that SCE will notify each Offeror regarding the selection status of each Offer.
March 10, 2021 Anticipated Date SCE will send standard contract for execution to all sellers.
March 17, 2021 Anticipated Deadline for Sellers to Submit Executed Standard Contract.
April 19, 2021 Anticipated date that SCE will submit a Tier 2 Advice Letter seeking CPUC Approval of Final Agreements.

1 SCE reserves the right to modify the dates, milestones, and any content of the proposed schedule.

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 107206). Users with an existing PowerAdvocate® account may request access here.

Offers must be uploaded to PowerAdvocate® no later than 4 PM, Pacific Prevailing Time (PPT), on the Offer Due Date as specified in the RFO Schedule on the PowerAdvocate® CR-RAM 6 RFO website. Please note that early submittals are permitted and encouraged.

Webinar Conference

SCE will host a Bidder’s Conference Call on Wednesday October 7th, 2020, 10am – noon PPT to discuss varying procurement events. Link to webinar.

Frequently Asked Questions & Contact

Additional questions about the CR-RAM 6 RFO requirements and process should be submitted via PowerAdvocate®. A copy of frequently asked questions will be posted on PowerAdvocate® once available. All communications via PowerAdvocate® will be shared with the Independent Evaluator, Accion Group, Sheri Vincent-Crisp (svincentcrip@acciongroup.com) and Harry Judd (hjudd@acciongroup.com)

RFO Materials