2023 Power Ready RFO (Request for Offers)

Solar + Storage for Community Resiliency

Clean Power Alliance of Southern California (CPA) is seeking competitive proposals from qualified and experienced solar and storage installation companies (Proposers) to build, finance, own, operate and maintain behind-the-meter battery energy storage and solar photovoltaic systems at 12 public facilities across Los Angeles County and Ventura County.

The projects will be part of CPA’s Power Ready program, which has been administered to support community reliability efforts in its service territory by providing public agencies with an on-site energy resiliency project that also provides significant community benefit and demand response capabilities to CPA. 

Proposers will be required to demonstrate that they have the qualifications, resources, expertise, and experience sufficient to undertake the project on a timely and cost-efficient basis. Mandatory Offer Forms will be required to submit a proposal.

Offers will be evaluated on a combination of quantitative and qualitative factors further described in the Power Ready RFO Protocol document. The successful Proposer will be required to enter into a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement, for all 12 sites, with CPA and Lease Agreement with each site host.

Full submission instructions are included in the Power Ready RFO Protocol document and RFO Materials which will be released via email upon completion of the Registration Form.

EcoMotion, CPA’s Power Ready technical advisor, is administering this Request for Offers (RFO) process on behalf of CPA.

Proposer Registration

To participate in this RFO and attend the webinar, you must register with CPA via EcoMotion.

Please register through our online Registration Form.

RFO Schedule

The RFO will be a multi-step process to qualify Proposers.

Initial Submission Round: CPA is seeking initial offers from Proposers with the RFO materials provided after completion of the Registration Form. From this initial submission round, CPA will select a subset of Proposers to participate in the Second Submission Round.

Second Submission Round: For selected Proposers from the Initial Submission Round, CPA will release additional confidential site information subject to a non-disclosure agreement to selected Proposers to present a best and final offer.

At CPA’s sole discretion, CPA may engage in additional rounds based on information received during the first two rounds.

January 17, 2023RFO Opens
February 21, 2023Deadline for Proposer Registration
Initial Submission Round
February 8, 2023Proposer Webinar at 11:00am Pacific Standard Time
February 21, 2023Deadline to submit Initial Submission Round Q&A at 8:00am Pacific Standard Time
February 24, 2023Initial Submission Round Q&A responses posted
March 10, 2023Deadline to submit Initial Submission Round Proposals at 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time
April 3, 2023CPA to notify Proposers of Second Round selection
Second Submission Round
TBDCPA to release confidential site information and Second Round Offer Template to selected Proposers
TBDVirtual Proposers Conference and Site Walk
TBDDeadline to submit Second Submission Round Q&A at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time
TBDSecond Submission Round Q&A responses provided to all selected Proposers via email
TBDDeadline to submit best and final RFO Proposals at 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time
TBDProposers notified of shortlist status
Q3/Q4 2023Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) negotiations and award
RFO Materials
  • 2023 Power Ready RFO Protocol
  • Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
  • Offer Form Template
  • Power Purchase Agreement General Conditions
  • Power Purchase Agreement Special Conditions
  • Site Lease Agreement
  • Site Narrative
  • CPA Vendor Campaign Contribution Disclosure Form

All RFO materials will be provided via email to interested proposers upon registering. To register, please complete the Registration Form.

Proposer's Webinar

Initial Submission Round Proposer Webinar will be held on Wednesday, February 8th from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST. The webinar will discuss the Power Ready Program and RFO process. To participate in the webinar, proposer must first register. Following registration, you will receive a link to access the webinar.

Second Round Submission Virtual Proposers Conference to be scheduled the week of April 24-28th.