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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 “DRAM 4 RFO”) to solicit offers (“Offers”) from Sellers (“Offerors”) providing 2019 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 DRAM 4 RFO Participant Instructions (“RFO Instructions”).

On November 1, 2017, The CPUC issued Decision D.17-10-017 requiring an additional auction for 2019 Delivery for the DRAM Pilot. This RFO solicits offers to sell Local and Flexible RA in addition to System RA.

DRAM 4 RFO Schedule

Date/Time Event
Thursday, January 25, 2018 DRAM 4 RFO Launch
Thursday, February 1, 2018 10AM – 12 PM (Noon) Pacific Prevailing Time DRAM 4 RFO Pre-Bid Web Conference
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12 PM (Noon) Pacific Prevailing Time Deadline to submit questions
Tuesday, February 16, 2018 Answers to all questions posted
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12 PM (Noon) Pacific Prevailing Time Offer Submittal Deadline
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Notification by SCE of any Offer non-conformances (“Request to Cure”)
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Offeror deadline to clear Offer non-conformances (“Cure Deadline”)
Friday, March 23, 2018 SCE Notification of award
Friday, April 6, 2018 Deadline for signed contracts from Sellers
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Advice Letter Filing for CPUC contract approval
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 CPUC Energy Division notice of approval or other action

2019 DRAM RFO Pre-Bid Webinar Conference:

Thursday, February 1, 2018

DRAM 4 Pre-Bid Webinar Conference Presentation (PDF)

Reference Materials

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

Q&A Materials from previous DRAM RFOs:

DRAM Contract Management Information

Required for Bid Submittal

Additional Information

  • Reliability Cap Headroom:
    • SCE currently estimates there is 0 MW available under the cap established by the Reliability-Based Demand Response Settlement in Rulemaking 07-01-041. This number is subject to change and will be updated accordingly
    • Available Rule 24 Registrations
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