Energy Efficiency Solicitations for Third Parties

Energy Efficiency Program Solicitations: Resources for Third Parties

By 2022, SCE is targeting to have at least 60% of our Energy Efficiency (EE) programs operated by third parties. To meet this goal, various solicitations for program design & implementation have been scheduled to cover a range of sectors.

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  • SCE EE Local Solicitation: Phase 1 - Commercial, Industrial, Residential
  • Statewide EE Solicitation: Lighting Program
  • SCE EE Local Solicitation: Phase 2 - Public Sector, Cross-Cutting
  • Statewide EE Solicitation: Electric Emerging Technology
  • Statewide EE Solicitation: UC/CSU/CCC Higher Education Program, Water/Wastewater Pumping, and Energy Atlas
  • SCE EE Local Solicitation: Phase 3 - Agricultural, Non-Resource

Each phase will utilize a two-stage bidding process––a Request for Abstract (RFA) stage followed by a Request for Proposal (RFP) stage. PEPMA is the official site to download and submit bids. All contracts executed by SCE and selected bidders that are valued at over $5 million or with a term of longer than three years must be submitted to the CPUC for approval, via a Tier 2 advice letter.

Implementation plans are to be posted no later than 60 days after a third-party contract has been executed, or in the case of contracts that are required to be submitted via advice letter for Commission approval, 60 days after Commission approval of the third party contract.


Phase 1 Solicitation Details

Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

We're seeking proposals for innovative Demand Side Management programs to be proposed, designed and implemented by third parties within the Southern California Edison service area. Prospective programs should promote energy efficiency within the Commercial, Industrial, and Residential sectors.

  • Request for Abstract (RFA)

    Status: Released - November 9, 2018
  • Request for Proposal (RFP)

    Status: Tentative Release - February 2019

Statewide EE Solicitation: Lighting Program

California’s Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs)––which includes Southern California Edison––are seeking new energy efficiency programs from third party implementers to be deployed across California. Prospective programs designs should promote energy efficient lighting.

  • Request for Abstract (RFA)

    Status:Tentative Release - December 2018
  • Request for Proposal (RFP)

    Status:Tentative Release - March 2019

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Schedule of Upcoming Solicitations

Bidders are required to self-register for these upcoming SCE EE solicitation opportunities by visiting the PEPMA website. RFA & RFP submissions will be accepted through PEPMA.

Please register on PEPMA prior to a solicitation release in order to receive a bid invitation. Once registered, your company will receive a bid invitation from SCE’s Supply Management group with opportunity details and requirements. Additionally, bid documents and related information will appear in your PEPMA account after login.

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Training Materials

SCE Bidder Technical Training

Technical Training Presentation 8/10/2018

EE Work Papers

Deemed measures for EE programs are required to have an approved Work Paper by the CPUC.

Work Paper Training Video Chapter 1

Work Paper Training Video Chapter 2

Work Paper Training Video Chapter 3

Work Paper Training Video Chapter 4

Cost Effective Tool (CET)

The CET is an application used to evaluate energy efficiency programs, measures, and portfolios. It is required in order to respond to an SCE EE Third Party Solicitation RFP.

California Energy Data and Reporting System (CEDARS) Website

Cost Effectiveness Tool website

CET Overview Presentation

CET Training Video

CET Input Measure Information

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Workpaper Development Training

The California investor-owned utilities (PG&E, SCE, SCG, SDG&E) and the CPUC are hosting a training on the process and requirements for developing workpapers for new deemed measures and deemed measure updates. Two training sessions will be held, and the same content will be presented in each training. Each will run from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
•    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at PG&E’s Pacific Energy Center, San Francisco. Participants may register to attend in person or on line.
•    Thursday, November 29, 2018 at SDG&E’s Energy Innovation Center, San Diego. Register here >