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2019 System Reliability RFO

Southern California Edison (“SCE”) announces the launch of the 2019 System Reliability Request for Offers (“RFO”) on September 19, 2019 with the intent to procure resources to meet System Reliability needs.

On September 12, 2019, the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) issued a proposed decision requiring electric system reliability procurement for 2021-2023 in the Integrated Resource Planning proceeding, Rulemaking 16-02-007. That proposed decision, which was approved November 7, 2019, directs SCE to procure 1,184.7 MW of incremental system resource adequacy capacity to come online between August 1, 2021 and August 1, 2023, subject to certain terms and conditions set forth in the decision. Among other things, all resources procured must be incremental to the baseline resource assumptions identified for 2022 in the analysis that led to the adoption of the Preferred System Plan adopted by the CPUC in Decision 19-04-040.

2019 System Reliability RFO Schedule

Due to the varying Commercial Operation Dates set forth in Rulemaking 16-02-007, SCE has split this RFO in to two tracks, with schedules outlined as follows:

Fast Track (for projects commencing deliver by 8/2021)

Milestone Date
RFO Launch 9/19/2019
Indicative Offer Submittal 11/22/2019
Shortlist Notification 1/14/2020
End of Contract Negotiations/Commercial Execution April 2020
Target Contract Approval Filing May/June 2020

Standard Track (for projects commencing delivery by 8/2022 and 8/2023)

Milestone Date
RFO Launch 9/19/2019
Indicative Offer Submittal 11/22/2019
Shortlist Notification 1/14/2020
End of Contract Negotiations/Commercial Lockdown and Final Offer Submittal (Price Refresh) Late May / Early June 2020
Contract Execution Mid July 2020
Target Contract Approval Filing September 2020

2019 System Reliability RFO Website

SCE will be using PowerAdvocate® for this RFO. SCE has posted information on the site and will supplement the site with additional information as it becomes available. Offerors that intend to submit Offers, but do not have an existing PowerAdvocate® account, must first register to create a username/password with PowerAdvocate® to receive access to the event (event code 95280). Users with an existing PowerAdvocate® account may request access using:

https://www.poweradvocate.com/pR.do?okey=95280&pubEvent=true

For additional information about registering on PowerAdvocate®, please visit:

https://www.poweradvocate.com/WebHelp_Sourcing_Intel_Supplier/Content/Resources/Sourcing_Intel_Supplier_Guide.pdf

2019 System Reliability RFO Webinar

A recording of the informational Webinar, hosted on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, can be located in the RFx tab of the PowerAdvocate® event listed above.

Note

A separate but concurrent procurement track is being launched to procure Utility Owned Energy Storage Systems referred to as the Reliability Utility Owned Energy Storage (RUOES) Procurement. If you have any question on that procurement activity please contact RUOES_Procurement@sce.com.