2021 DAC-GT and CS-GT (Power Share) Request for Offers

On June 21, 2018, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved (“D.”)18-06-027 Alternate Decision Adopting Alternatives to Promote Solar Distributed Generation in Disadvantaged Communities adopting two new programs to promote the installation of renewable generation among residential customers in disadvantaged communities (DACs) – the DAC Green Tariff (DAC-GT) and Community Solar Green Tariff (CS-GT) programs.

Clean Power Alliance is now soliciting offers for renewable energy in order to fill its eligible program capacity allocation under the DAC-GT and CS-GT programs. This RFO is the second of CPA’s DAC-GT and CS-GT program RFOs. Bid submissions are due on June 1, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. PST.

The DAC-GT and CS-GT programs have unique eligibility requirements, as summarized below. Please refer to the RFO Protocol for a full description of project eligibility.

DAC-GT projects must be located within an eligible DAC, within Southern California Edison’s (SCE) service territory. Projects must be new Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)-eligible, in-front-of-the-meter generating facilities with a nameplate capacity between 500 kW and 13 MW. Projects must have an online date no later than December 31, 2023.

CS-GT projects must be located within an eligible DAC within SCE’s service territory and located within 5 miles of the DAC census tracts in which subscribing CPA customers reside. Projects must be new, RPS-eligible solar, in-front-of-the-meter generating facilities with a capacity less than or equal to 3.00 MWAC. Projects must submit a letter of commitment from a nonprofit community-based-organization (CBO) or local government entity, that would serve as a sponsor for the project on behalf of its subscribers. Projects must have an online date no later than December 31, 2023.

Clean Power Alliance is seeking to contract the output of resources under a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), with pricing provided at the project Pnode. Projects will be evaluated on a combination of quantitative and qualitative factors that include economic value, development risk, workforce development, environmental stewardship, benefits to DACs, and project location.

Community Solar

Community Solar stakeholders who are interested in connecting with potential project partners to submit a complete offer for this RFO or future RFOs are invited to visit the Community Solar webpage for more information on a CPA sponsored pairing resource that can connect solar energy developers with public and nonprofit organizations interested in hosting or sponsoring a community solar project.

Bidder Registration

Bidders must register to participate in the RFO. To register, please use this link.

RFO Schedule

Date Item
December 8, 2021 RFO issuance and Q&A open
December 15, 2021 Bidder Webinar to discuss RFO process at 11:00 AM PST
December 22, 2021 Deadline to submit Q&A questions. Submit questions to:

DACProgramsRFO@cleanpoweralliance.org by 11:59 PM PST

January 5, 2022 Q&A responses posted to the CPA RFO website
June 1, 2022 Deadline to submit RFO Proposals to DACProgramsRFO@cleanpoweralliance.org by 11:59 PM PST
July 1, 2022 Bidders notified of shortlist status
July - August 2022 Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) negotiations and awards
August - September 2022 Submit executed PPA(s) to CPUC for approval

Submit questions and RFO Proposals to DACProgramsRFO@cleanpoweralliance.org

RFO Materials

Click the button below to download the full RFO, which includes the following documents:

  • DAC-GT and CS-GT Solicitation Protocol
  • Offer Form Template – DAC Solicitation
  • DAC-CS PPA Pro Forma
  • Clean Power Alliance NDA Agreement
  • Clean Power Alliance Exclusivity Agreement

Bidders' Webinar

A bidders’ webinar was held on December 15, 2021.

Webinar Video

Click here to view Q&A responses from the Bidders' Webinar and the Q&A period.

Clean Energy RFO Evaluation Tool

The Clean Power Alliance Clean Energy RFO Evaluation Tool is available for use by bidders in the 2021 DAC-GT and CS-GT RFO. Click here to access the Tool.

For DAC-GT bidders, the Clean Energy RFO Evaluation Tool may be used to determine if your project footprint meets eligibility criteria (located within a DAC within SCE’s service territory, as described in Section 2b).

For CS-GT bidders, the Clean Energy RFO Evaluation Tool may be used to determine if your project footprint meets eligibility criteria (located within a DAC within CPA’s service territory, as described in Section 2b).  In addition, the Clean Energy RFO Evaluation Tool can provide CS-GT bidders with an estimate of eligible CS-GT customers located within a 5-mile radius of the project. For details on this functionality, please see the “DAC Customer Count Tool” section in the web Tool’s instructions.

Submission Package Checklist

Bidders must submit each of the following documents to DACProgramsRFO@cleanpoweralliance.org on or before Wednesday, June 1, 2022 in order to be considered:

  • Fully completed Offer Form template
  • Project Narrative
  • Redlined PPA
  • Executed non-disclosure agreement
  • File with project’s geospatial footprint