Community Choice Energy Agencies Issue Request for Proposals Seeking 800,000 MWh of Carbon-Free Energy Supply

Offers accepted through May 17, 2019

Sunnyvale and Monterey, CA – Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) and Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) have issued a Joint Request for Proposals for carbon-free power supply (“Joint RFP”) to purchase supply from Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) eligible projects. Combined SVCE and MBCP are seeking up to 800,000 MWh of annual carbon-free energy to help achieve RPS and reliability needs. Deliveries of proposed projects are to start as early as January 1, 2021, but no later than December 31, 2022 and for a minimum term of ten (10) years. The RFP Protocol, Offer Form, Term Sheet and Timeline are available at https://www.svcleanenergy.org/solicitations/. A bidder’s webinar is scheduled for May 3, 2019 and the deadline to submit proposals is May 17, 2019.

In September 2017, SVCE and MBCP issued a Joint Request for Offers for carbon-free energy, plus storage. The results of that RFP include three long-term contracts for wind energy and the two largest solar-plus-storage projects in California. These projects are scheduled to begin deliveries in 2021. More details about these projects may be found with the selected developers, Pattern Energy, Recurrent Energy and EDF Renewables North America.

The selected projects will assist SVCE and MBCP with meeting long-term procurement goals of providing a carbon-free energy supply to more than 545,000 combined customers in Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. SVCE and MBCP are Community Choice Aggregators (CCA), providing electric generation service, while PG&E maintains delivery, maintenance and billing services. In addition to energy procurement, the CCAs offer local and transparent governance, and reinvest in the community through customer programs, lower rates and supporting local nonprofit organizations.

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About Silicon Valley Clean Energy
Silicon Valley Clean Energy is a community-owned agency serving the majority of Santa Clara County communities, acquiring clean, carbon-free electricity on behalf of more than 270,000 residential and commercial customers. As a public agency, net revenues are returned to the community to keep rates low and promote clean energy programs. Member jurisdictions include Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and unincorporated Santa Clara County. SVCE is guided by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of a representative from the governing body of each member community. For more information, please visit SVCleanEnergy.org.

About Monterey Bay Community Power
Monterey Bay Community Power is a Community Choice Energy agency established by local communities to source carbon-free electricity for Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties and now San Luis Obispo county. PG&E will continue their traditional role of delivering power and maintaining electric infrastructure. As a locally controlled not-for-profit, MBCP is not taxpayer funded and supports regional economic vitality by providing cleaner energy at a lower cost, supporting low-income rate payers, and funding local renewable energy projects. For more information, visit www.mbcp.org.

Contacts

Pamela Leonard
Silicon Valley Clean Energy
408-721-5301 x1004
pamela.leonard@svcleanenergy.org

Shelly Whitworth
Monterey Bay Community Power
831-641-7206
swhitworth@mbcommunitypower.org