2020 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.
CPA’s 2020 Clean Energy RFO seeks offers from the following product types:
Renewable Energy Contracts: RPS-eligible generation and RPS + Storage projects, 5 MW – 300 MW in size. Projects in this category must have a commercial operation date no later than the end of 2025.
Standalone Storage Contracts: Standalone storage projects with 5 MW – 100 MW of 4-hour duration capacity. Longer storage durations will also be considered. Projects must have a commercial operation date no later than the end of 2025.
Mandatory data templates will be supplied to bidders for submission of project information. 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.
Webinar to discuss the RFO process
Deadline to submit questions
Q&A responses posted
RFO closes - Submissions due
Bidders notified of Shortlist status
Contract negotiations under exclusivity and award
October 21, 2020
October 28, 2020
November 2, 2020
November 10, 2020
November 20, 2020
January 2021 - February 2021
January 2021 – June 2021
The full RFO is available for download on the RFO Website, which includes the following documents:
2020 Clean Energy RFO Protocol
Submission Instructions for 2020 CPA Clean Energy RFO
Offer Form Templates
CPA RPS PPA
CPA RPS Plus Storage PPA
CPA Energy Storage Agreement
CPA NDA Agreement
CPA Exclusivity Agreement
A bidders’ webinar will be held on October 28, 2020 from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PST. The webinar will discuss the RFO process. To participate in the webinar, bidders must first register on the RFO Website.