Disadvantaged Communities (DAC) Green Tariff (DAC-GT) and Community Solar Green Tariff (CSGT) Request for Offers (RFO)

Regulatory Background

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*

Event Date
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.

Webinar Conference

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:

Microsoft Teams Link
Dial-in Information: +1 213-297-0156
Conference ID: 390 613 107#
Spring 2021 DAC GT & CSGT Webinar Recording

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.

Sponsor Fact Sheet

RFO Materials