SCE is launching the ACES 2 RFO in response to Senate Bill 801, which directed SCE to solicit for a minimum aggregate 20 MW of cost-effective energy storage resources to help address electrical system operational limitations resulting from reduced gas deliverability caused by the partial shutdown of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility.
Complete requirements to participate and a schedule of required submittals are contained in the RFO Instructions.
|Friday, August 31, 2018||RFO Launch|
|Tuesday, September 4, 2018||Bidders’ Conference|
|Thursday, September 27, 2018 (12:00 p.m.)||Offerors’ Initial Offer Submittal Deadline to SCE|
|Tuesday, November 13, 2018||Target Date for SCE to issue Shortlist Notification|
|Wednesday, November 14, 2018||PSA Negotiation Period Begins|
|Wednesday, November 21, 2018 (5:00 p.m.)||Offerors’ Shortlist Deliverables Deadline|
|Tuesday, January 22, 2019 (12:00 p.m.)||Commercial Lockdown Deadline|
|Friday, January 25, 2019||PSA Negotiation Period Ends|
|Friday, February 1, 2019 (12:00 p.m.)||Offerors’ Final Price Submittal Deadline|
|Tuesday, March 19, 2019||SCE’s Target Date for Final Selection Notification|
|Tuesday, March 26, 2019||Deadline for Awarded Offerors to Execute PSAs|
|Friday, April 12, 2019||Target Date for Advice Letter Filing|
SCE reserves the right to revise this RFO Schedule at any time and in SCE's sole discretion. Respondents are responsible for monitoring the RFO Website for updates and possible amendments to the RFO, the RFO Instructions, or the solicitation process.
RFO Bidders' Conference Call
SCE will host a Bidders’ Conference Call on September 4, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm PPT to discuss the ACES 2 RFO process with Respondents.
Skype Link (for the presentation only) - Select “Don’t Join Audio”
Call-in Information (Participants MUST dial in to receive audio)
Participant Passcode: 9308122
Following the Bidders’ Conference, a copy of the presentation and an audio recording will be posted here:
Webinar Presentation (PDF)
Webinar Recording (MP3)
- RFO Instructions
- IFOM Energy Storage (Resource Adequacy Only) Pro Forma
- IFOM Energy Storage (Resource Adequacy with Put) Pro Forma
- Demand Response – BTM Energy Storage Pro Forma
- Bidder Information Workbook
- IFOM Energy Storage Offer Workbook
- BTM Demand Response Offer Workbook
- Non-Disclosure Agreement
- Consent for Release of Interconnection-Related Information
- Seller Proposal Letter Guidelines
- Developer Experience Attestation
- MUA Services Questionnaire
- Mutual Exclusivity-Inclusivity Template
Frequently Asked Questions & Contact
Additional questions about the ACES 2 RFO requirements and process should be addressed to ACESRFO@sce.com (with the IE cc’d at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com)
Questions of a general nature will be posted on this website as appropriate.
ACES 2 RFO Q&A (Updated 9/26/2018)