2020 Demand Response Auction Mechanism ("DRAM") 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 “2020 DRAM RFO”) to solicit offers (“Offers”) from Sellers (“Offerors”) providing 2020 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 2020 DRAM RFO Participant Instructions (“RFO Instructions”).

On July 11, 2019, The CPUC issued Decision D.19-07-009 requiring an additional auction for 2020 Delivery for DRAM. This RFO solicits offers to sell Flexible RA in addition to System RA.

2020 DRAM RFO Schedule






2020 DRAM RFO Launch

October 11th, 2019 

Pre-Bid Web Conference

October 18th, 2019, 10 AM

Offer Submittal Deadline

November 7th, 2019, 11:59 PM PPT

Notification by SCE of any Offer non-conformances (“Request to Cure”)

November 11th, 2019

Offeror deadline to clear Offer non-conformances (“Cure Deadline”)

November 18th, 2019

SCE Notification of award

December 10th, 2019

Deadline for signed contracts from Sellers

December 17th, 2019

Advice Letter Filing for CPUC contract approval

January 10th, 2019

2020 DRAM RFO Pre-Bid Webinar Conference:

SCE, PG&E, and SDG&E will host a joint Bidders’ Conference Call on Friday, October 18, 2019, 10 AM – 1PM PPT to discuss the DRAM 5 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)

Number: 800-857-9632
Participant Passcode: 9308122

Following the Bidders’ Conference, a copy of the presentation and an audio recording will be posted here.

Reference Materials

Q&A Materials from previous DRAM RFOs:

DRAM Contract Management Information

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

Required for Bid Submittal

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