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SCE Issues Energy Auction For Walnut Creek Generating Facility

Southern California Edison Company (“SCE”) seeks to sell, by this energy auction (“Walnut Creek Energy Auction”), the energy output from the generating units contracted to SCE under a power purchase agreement with Walnut Creek Energy, LLC. SCE invites qualified market participants to respond to the Walnut Creek Energy Auction for the Back-to-Back toll.

SCE intends to participate in the Walnut Creek Energy Auction by bidding on the Back-to-Back Toll.

The Walnut Creek Energy Auction Instructions sets forth the products offered in the Walnut Creek Energy Auction, the schedule and process by which bids to buy (“Bids”) are to be submitted and evaluated in response to the Walnut Creek Energy Auction, as well as SCE’s reservation of rights.

Walnut Creek Energy Auction Instructions (PDF)

Exhibit 1 of the Walnut Creek Energy Auction Instructions sets forth the principles of an energy auction process and description of certain products for use in such auctions as set forth in Appendix A of Decision 07-09-044 and in Decision D.12-11-008.

Exhibit 1 “Appendix A from CPUC Decision 07-09-044 and CPUC Decision 12-11-008” (PDF)

INTERESTED PARTIES MUST SUBMIT A FULLY EXECUTED NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENT, DOCUMENT ATTACHED BELOW. ONCE THE EXECUTED NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS ARE RECEIVED, SCE WILL SEND PARTICIPANTS PRE-BID DOCUMENTS.

Nondisclosure Agreement (MS Word)

Executed Nondisclosure Agreements can be converted to a PDF and e-mailed to EnergyAuction@sce.com or a hard copy can be mailed to the following address:

Gene Lee, Walnut Creek Energy Auction
Southern California Edison Company 
G.O. 1, Quad 1-C 
2244 Walnut Grove Avenue
Rosemead, California 91770

All questions should be submitted to SCE at EnergyAuction@sce.com. (At SCE’s discretion, answers to such questions will be posted on the Energy Auction Website.)

SCE has also provided the following personnel as contacts for the Walnut Creek Energy Auction:

  • Gene Lee (626) 302-3081
  • Jesse Bryson (626) 302-3297

In accordance with D.07-09-044, SCE has retained an Independent Evaluator to oversee the preparation and administration of the Energy Auction and provide independent feedback to the Commission’s Energy Division and to participate in SCE’s Procurement Review Group established by the Commission in D.02-08-071 (“PRG”) and SCE's Cost Allocation Mechanism Group established by the Commission in D.07-12-052 ("CAM Group”). The Independent Evaluator, Sedway Consulting, Inc., as specified below, must be copied on all emails sent by bidders to SCE, including and especially, bid submissions.

Alan.Taylor@sedwayconsulting.com

Energy Auction Timeline

SCE reserves the rights at any time to change any dates specified in this Energy Auction.

Walnut Creek Energy Auction Timeline
Timeline Event
November 30, 2012 SCE posts Energy Auction Instructions and Exhibit 1 thereto and Non-Disclosure Agreement (Exhibit 6 to these Energy Auction Instructions) (“NDA”); After November 30, 2012, SCE sends Exhibits 2-5 of these Energy Auction Instructions to stakeholders who have returned to SCE a fully executed NDA
June 18, 2013 Stakeholder Process Meeting 1 (NDA execution required prior for participation in the Stakeholder Process Meeting)
July 10, 2013 Stakeholder Process Meeting 2 (If needed)
September 25, 2013 Final Bid Documents issued and NDA execution deadline
October 1, 2013 Deadline to submit Notice of Intent (Exhibit 5 to these Energy Auction Instructions)
October 16, 2013 SCE to establish Bid eligibility for Parties interested in bidding on the BtB Toll
October 21, 2013
11 AM PPT
Bid Submission Due
October 21, 2013
12 Noon PPT
SCE to notify successful Bidder and parties execute the Power Purchase Back-to-Back Tolling Agreement (“BtB Toll PPA”)
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