At long last, PG&E finally issued its 2012 Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) Request For Offers (RFO).  PG&E is seeking offers to procure approximately 1,000 GWh per year of renewable energy from long-term Power Purchase Agreements and Renewable Energy Credit Purchase Agreements (so they will accept offers of products that would qualify for any of the three portfolio content categories).

However, PG&E has a “strong preference” for products from projects that commence renewable energy deliveries to PG&E beginning in 2019-2020.  PG&E also “prefers Offers for Product that is eligible to be counted toward Category 1 procurement for the purpose of the RPS Program.”  The 2012 Solicitation Protocol can be found here.

The schedule for the RFO:

PG&E Issues RFO December 10
Deadline for Participant to submit registration for Bidders’ Webinar December 17 by 5:00 P.M. PPT
Bidders’ Webinar December 20 at 10:00 A.M.- Noon PPT
Deadline for Submission of Offers January 29, 2013 by Noon PPT
PG&E selects shortlist April 1, 2013
Execution of Final Agreements and Submit for CPUC Approval TBD
PG&E 2012 RPS Solicitation Shortlist Expires April 17, 2014

 

More information, documents and schedules is available on PG&E’s website.