The new disadvantaged communities (DACs) programs are a result of AB 327 and intended to help improve access to renewable generation for residential customers within DACs.
On June 21, 2018, the Commission approved D.18-06-027, Alternate Decision Adopting Alternatives to Promote Solar Distributed Generation in DACs, D.18-10-007, dated October 11, 2018, a decision-making corrections and clarifications to D.18-06-027, and Resolution E-4999 (together, the “DAC Decisions”) which promote solar energy in the DAC-Community Solar Green Tariff (“DAC-CSGT”) and DAC-Green Tariff (“DAC-GT”) programs.
Summary of SCE’s DAC-GT and CSGT RFO Solicitation
SCE is soliciting energy from solar projects located in DACs (as specifically defined in the RFO instructions). Procurement for the DAC-GT and CSGT Programs will run simultaneously and be conducted through a competitive solicitation. Consistent with the DAC Resolution, each program will have separate capacity allocations and bid requirements. SCE will hold two RFOs each year until the program caps (DAC-GT 56.5MW and CSGT 14.63MW) have been met.
DAC-GT 2 and CSGT 2 RFO Timeline*
|SCE files Tier 2 Advice Letter on Fall 2020 DAC Solicitation Documents||August 13, 2020|
|Date SCE will launch the DAC-GT RFO and CSGT RFO, in which SCE will post the RFO Instructions, Pro Forma Renewable PPA and other RFO documents on the DAC GT & CSGT website||September 30, 2020|
|Date that SCE will host then DAC-GT RFO and CSGT RFO Offerors Conference||DAC-GT RFO: October 8, 2020
at 10 AM PPT
CSGT RFO: October 8, 2020
at 11 AM PM PPT
|RFO Response Deadline (Offerors upload to Website along with required documentation including information necessary to populate the DAC GT & CSGT PPA)||November 10, 2020
at 12 PM PPT
|Anticipated Date SCE will Notify Offerors of Selection Status||January 20, 2021|
|Anticipated Date SCE Will Send Standard Contract for Execution to all Sellers||March 10, 2021|
|Anticipated Deadline for Sellers to Submit Executed Standard Contract||March 17, 2021|
|Anticipated Date SCE Will Submit PPAs for Contract Approval via Tier 2 Advice Letter||April 19, 2021|
*Note schedule is fluid and subject to change
Offerors intending to submit Offers, but do not yet have an existing PowerAdvocate® account, must first register to create a username/password with PowerAdvocate® to receive access to the event (event code 107549 for DAC-GT RFO and 107550 for CSGT RFO). Users without an existing PowerAdvocate® account may register and request access here for DAC-GT RFO and here for CSGT RFO.
SCE will host two (2) back-to-back Bidder’s Conference Call on Thursday October 8th, 2020, 10am – 1pm PPT to discuss varying procurement events. Below are the specified webinar timeslots and links to their associated webinars:
Connecting Community Sponsors with Developers
If you are interested in sponsoring a DAC-Community Solar Green Tariff project in your community but not sure how to find a developer, SCE can post your contact information here, helping connect developers with interested community sponsors. To post your information, email DACPrograms@sce.com.