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Joint Long Duration Storage Request for Offers

Eight community choice energy agencies jointly seek to procure Long-Duration Storage (“LDS”) to cost-effectively enhance renewable energy portfolios and aid in achieving California’s aggressive greenhouse gas reduction targets.

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Seeking 500 MWs for long duration storage

The eight joint CCAs are seeking to acquire up to 500 MWs of capacity, energy and any associated ancillary products, and resource adequacy (“Full Toll”) and/or simply Resource Adequacy (“RA Only”.) Download the Request for Offers Protocol and Appendix A Offer Form to submit an offer.

Timeline
Scheduled Date
Issuance of RFO
October 15, 2020
Offerors Webinar
October 28, 2020 at 3:30-4:30 p.m. (PDT)
Deadlines to submit questions
November 6, 2020
Responses to questions published (below)
November 10, 2020
Deadline to submit proposals
December 1, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. PDT
Review evaluation and ranking of projects
December 1, 2020 to February 2, 2021
Project(s) shortlisting
March 2, 2021
Developer/Buyer negotiations
March-July 2021
Final contract approval (Tentative)
July 2021
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Response Deadline: December 1, 2020 at 5:00 Pacific Time

Submit Responses to jointldsrfo@svcleanenergy.org 

Responses must include:

  • Executive Summary: In PDF form (max 2 pages) summarizing the characteristics and qualifications of the proposed project related to each of the criteria under the Scoring Rubric
  • Appendix A: Offer Form: In Excel form, the completed version of the excel document linked above
  • Appendix B: Proforma Term Sheet:  In PDF form, the completed version of the word document linked above

Energy Load, Accounts and Financial Resources for Each CCA

CCA
Annual Load 2019 (GWh)
Est Peak Load (MW)
Customer Accounts
Credit Rating
Resources
Central Coast Community Energy
3,094
679
275,750
Standard & Poor’s ‘A’
Financial Documents
IRP
Clean Power SF
2,706
460
380,000
Financial Documents
IRP
Marin Clean Energy
5,136
1,100
484,000
Moody’s ‘Baa2’ Fitch ‘BBB+’
Financial Documents
IRP
Peninsula Clean Energy
3,569
733
293,000
Moody’s ‘Baa2’ Fitch ‘BBB+’
Financial Documents
IRP
Redwood Coast Energy
699
125
62,000
Financial Documents
IRP
San Jose Clean Energy
3,286
1,081
332,500
Financial Documents
IRP
Silicon Valley Clean Energy
3,898
800
270,000
Moody’s ‘Baa2’
Financial Documents
IRP
Sonoma Clean Power
2,360
417
227,000
Financial Documents
IRP
TOTALS
24,748
5,395
2,324,250
 
 

Offerors Webinar

SVCE hosted a webinar on November 5, 2020 to go over the objectives, requirements, and processes for evaluation, submission and selection. Please review the webinar recording and presentation slides included below.