2021 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 “2021 DRAM RFO”) to solicit offers (“Offers”) from Sellers (“Offerors”) providing 2021 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 2021 DRAM RFO Participant Instructions (“RFO Instructions”).

On December 19, 2019, The CPUC issued Decision D.19-12-040 requiring an additional auction for 2021 Delivery for DRAM. This RFO solicits offers to sell System RA, Local RA, and Flexible RA.

2021 DRAM RFO Schedule


Event Date/Time
2021 DRAM RFO Launch Friday, May 22, 2020
Pre-Bid Web Conference Thursday, May 28, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm PPT
Offer Submittal Deadline Tuesday, June 9, 2020
11:59pm PPT
Offeror deadline to clear Offer non-conformances (“Cure Deadline”) Monday, June 18, 2020
4:00pm PPT
SCE Notification of award Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Deadline for signed contracts from Sellers Monday, July 13, 2020
Advice Letter Filing for CPUC contract approval Wednesday, July 22, 2020


DRAM 6 RFO Launch Webinar

When: Thursday, May 28th, 2020 at 10 am – 12 pm Pacific Prevailing Time
How: Webinar via Skype and conference call.

  1. Verizon Call-in Number (Participants MUST use this # to receive audio; audio will not be available through Skype):
  2. Call-in #: 888-810-6752
  3. Participant Passcode: 94434
  4. Skype Link (For the Presentation Only)
  5. From the Skype meeting pop up box, please select “don’t join audio”.

Following the Bidders’ Conference, a copy of the presentation and an audio recording will be posted here.

Joint-IOU DRAM 6 Bidders Conference

All participants interested in submitting Offers into the RFO will need to pre-register with Power Advocate. Participants who do not yet have an existing Power Advocate account must first register to create a username and password with Power Advocate to receive access to the RFO materials. Users with an existing Power Advocate account may request access using the Website by searching for Event # 105082. To register and request access to the event: https://www.poweradvocate.com/pR.do?okey=105082&pubEvent=true

For additional information on registering, click here.

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