2019 Clean Energy RFO (Request for Offers)

Clean Power Alliance (CPA) is now soliciting offers for clean energy power purchase agreements (PPAs). Ascend Analytics (Ascend) is administering this Request for Offers (RFO) process on behalf of CPA. Bid submissions are due on November 22, 2019 by 5:00PM PST.

Please visit the RFO website for all RFO documents and Bidder registration. 

The solicitation will include two tracks for 15-year PPAs:

  1. Utility-Scale Track: RPS-eligible generation and RPS + Storage projects, 10 MW - 400 MW in size. Projects in this track must have a commercial operation date no later than the end of 2023.

  2. Distributed Track: RPS-eligible generation, RPS + Storage, and Standalone Storage projects, 500 kW – 10 MW in size and located within Los Angeles or Ventura counties. This track will include only front-of-meter projects, and projects must have a commercial operation date no later than the end of 2024.

Projects will be evaluated on a combination of quantitative and qualitative factors that include economic value, development risk, workforce development, environmental stewardship, benefits to Disadvantaged Communities, and project location.

RFO Schedule


RFO opens

Bidder Webinar to discuss the RFO process

Deadline to submit questions

Q&A responses posted to the RFO website

Bids Due

Bidders notified of Shortlist status

Contract negotiations under exclusivity and award


October 22, 2019

October 30, 2019 at 11:00AM PST

November 1, 2019

November 11, 2019

November 22, 2019 at 5:00PM PST

January - February 2020

January – June 2020

RFO Materials

The full RFO is available for download on the RFO Website, which includes the following documents:

  • 2019 Clean Energy RFO Protocol

  • Submission Instructions for 2019 CPA Clean Energy RFO

  • Offer Form Template - Clean Energy RFO_distributed

  • Offer Form Template - Clean EnergyRFO_utility scale


  • CPA RPS Plus Storage PPA

  • CPA Energy Storage Agreement

  • CPA NDA Agreement

  • CPA Vendor Campaign Contribution Disclosure Form

  • CPA Exclusivity Agreement

Bidders’ Webinar

A bidders’ webinar will be held on October 30, 2019 from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PST. Please use this link to register for the webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. At the time of the webinar, please use this same link to join the webinar.

Bidder Registration

Full submission instructions are included in the RFO documents. To bid on this RFO, you must register on the RFO Website.