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Request for Proposals (RFP)

In its 2013 RPS Solicitation, Southern California Edison Company (“SCE”) is soliciting proposals (“Proposal” or “Proposals”) to supply renewable Products from Eligible Renewable Energy Resources (“ERRs”) sufficient to permit SCE to execute Power Purchase Agreements (“PPAs”), in substantially the form of the Pro Forma Agreement as outlined in the Procurement Protocol.

SCE launched its RPS Solicitation on January 6, 2014.


SCE's RFP Proposal Conference was held on January 13, 2014.

The Conference recording may be accessed here:


The Conference Presentation is posted here:

Beginning at noon PST on January 6, 2014, and extending through 1:00 p.m. PST January 31, 2014, SCE will accept complete and conforming proposals. The Procurement Protocol, Pro Forma Agreement, Form of Seller’s Proposal, and other associated documents for the 2013 RPS Solicitation along with the registration and bidding form are located here:

In addition, we direct you to the Decision of the California Public Utilities Commission (the “CPUC”) relating to this RPS Solicitation entitled: Decision 13-11-024, November 14, 2013, DECISION CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTING 2013 RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO STANDARD PROCUREMENT PLANS AND INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLAN AND ON-YEAR SUPPLEMENT, which may be located here:

Further, the Decision requires that SCE incorporate an assessment of locational congestion adders in our Least-Cost Best-Fit evaluation methodology. Those specific locational congestion adders may be located here:

Should you wish to be added to SCE's market participant distribution list, please send an e-mail with the name of the contact person, company name, and e-mail address to RPSSolicitation@sce.com.

Further, we encourage participants to review the RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO STANDARD ELIGIBILITY GUIDEBOOK, SEVENTH EDITION. California Energy Commission, Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division. Publication Number: CEC-300- 013-005-ED7-CMF-REV, which may be located here:

Solicitation Schedule


                                                        2013 RPS Solicitation Schedule

          Date Cumulative Days           Event
January 6, 2014
Noon PST
0 SCE releases 2013 RPS Solicitation RFP.
January 13, 2014
(Prior + 7 days)
7 SCE hosts a Bidders' Conference.
January 31, 2014
(Prior + 18 days)
1:00 p.m. PST
(the "Proposal Due Date")

Sellers to upload to the 2013 RPS Solicitation RFP Website their full Proposal e-Binder exactly as described in the Form of Seller's Proposal.

Sellers to upload to the RFP Website their "Proposal Structure Letter" exactly as described in the Form of Seller's Proposal.

SCE informs CPUC that bidding is closed.

March 20, 2014
(Prior + 48 days)

Latest date SCE advises all Sellers on the status of their Proposals relative to SCE's Short-List.

For Sellers whose Proposals have been named to the Short-List, the 3-month negotiations period begins.

SCE submits Short-List to CPUC and PRG.

June 18, 2014
(Prior + 90 days)
163 SCE and Short-Listed Sellers complete negotiations of the Final Agreements.
June 25, 2014
(Prior + 7 days)
170 Last day on which any Seller who completed negotiations of a Final Agreement may submit refreshed pricing for delivery of the Product.
July 18, 2014
(Prior + 23 days)
193 SCE makes final selections, notifies each Seller of its status relative to SCE's final selection and signs the Final Agreement.
October 16, 2014
(Prior + 90 days)
283 SCE submits the Final Agreements by way of Advice Letters to the CPUC for approval.



Should you have questions regarding this RPS Solicitation, please send an e-mail to RPSSolicitation@sce.com.

In accordance with D.06-05-039, SCE has retained an Independent Evaluator to oversee the preparation and administration of the RFP and provide independent feedback to the CPUC's Energy Division and to participate in SCE's Procurement Review Group established by the CPUC in D.02-08-071 (the "PRG"). The Independent Evaluator, Merrimack Energy Group, must be copied on all emails sent by bidders to SCE at WayneJOliver@aol.com.