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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

RFO Schedule

Steps

RFO opens

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

Dates

October 21, 2020

October 28, 2020

November 2, 2020

November 10, 2020

November 20, 2020

January 2021 - February 2021

January 2021 – June 2021

RFO Materials

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

Bidders' Webinar

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.

Bidder Registration

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