2024 Demand Response Auction Mechanism ("DRAM 9") 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 “2023 DRAM RFO”) to solicit offers (“Offers”) from Sellers (“Offerors”) providing 2024 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 2024 DRAM RFO Participant Instructions (“RFO Instructions”).

On January 12, 2023, The CPUC issued Decision D.23-01-006 requiring an additional auction for 2024 Delivery for DRAM. This RFO solicits offers to sell System RA, Local RA, and Flexible RA.

2024 DRAM RFO Schedule (DRAM 9)



2024 DRAM RFO Launch February 13, 2023
Pre-Bid Web Conference February 21, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PPT
Offer Submittal Deadline March 7, 2023
12:00 p.m. PPT
Offeror deadline to clear Offer non-conformances (“Cure Deadline”) March 22, 2023
SCE Notification of Award April 26, 2023
Deadline for signed contracts from Sellers May 3, 2023
Advice Letter Filing for CPUC contract approval June 1, 2023

DRAM 9 RFO Launch Webinar

When: Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

How: Participants can join the event directly at the link provided below:

Participating in DRAM 9

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 9 in Power Advocate

Users with an existing Power Advocate account may request access using the Website by searching for Event #139120. To register and request access to the event: https://www.poweradvocate.com/pR.do?okey=139120&pubEvent=true

For additional information on registering, click here.

Reference Materials

Q&A Materials from previous DRAM RFOs

DRAM Contract Management Information

Local Capacity Area (LCA) Google Earth Maps (KMZ)

Contact Info

For inquiries, please email DRAMRFO@SCE.com


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