Clean Power Alliance of Southern California (CPA), the fourth largest energy provider in California, is soliciting competitive proposals to meet its portfolio needs and achieve compliance with various California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Procurement Orders and Resource Adequacy requirements.
Relative to prior RFOs, CPA’s Clean Energy and Reliability RFO has expanded product categories and now includes Resource Adequacy (RA) Only and Thermal Energy Resources. Additionally, CPA has implemented a number of changes to RFO eligibility requirements such as expanding term limits and allowing Proposers to make bundled offers and a fast track process for negotiations.
Ascend Analytics (Ascend) is administering this Request for Offers (RFO) process on behalf of CPA.
June 9, 2023
June 20, 2023
Proposer Webinar to discuss RFO process at 11:00am Pacific Time
June 28, 2023
July 10, 2023
Q&A document posted to the CPA RFO website
July 19, 2023
Deadline to submit RFO Proposals at 5:00pm Pacific Time
Mid/Late- September 2023
Proposers notified of shortlist status
September 2023 – January 2024*
Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), Resource Adequacy Purchase Agreement (RAPA) and Energy Storage Agreement (ESA) negotiations and awards
Mandatory data templates will be supplied to Proposers 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. Dispatchable Thermal Energy with RA Contracts will also be evaluated on their transition to cleaner operations and GHG emissions.
Offer Form Template
CPA RPS Plus Storage PPA
CPA RPS Only PPA
CPA Baseload PPA
CPA Energy Storage Agreement
CPA RA Only Agreement
CPA Tolling Agreement
CPA NDA Agreement
CPA Exclusivity Agreement
CPA Campaign Contributions Disclosure Form