California CCAs Launch RFO For Long-Term Renewable Energy And Storage Proposals

July 24, 2020

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted July 24, 2020

Peninsula Clean Energy and San Jose Clean Energy recently launched a long-term renewable energy and storage request for offers (RFO).

The two California community choice aggregators are soliciting competitive proposals for the purchase of long-term renewable energy contracts to fulfill each organization’s energy goals.

The goal of the RFO is to provide a competitive, objectively administered opportunity for suppliers to propose projects to fulfill the CCAs desire for long-term renewable resources that have a commercial on-line date of December 31, 2024 or sooner.

Specifically, the CCAs plan to enter into one or more power purchase and sale agreements (PPAs) for energy from eligible renewable resources.

The CCAs intend to collect all relevant energy, environmental attributes, resource adequacy, and ancillary services benefits from the projects, as applicable.

Peninsula Clean Energy and San Jose Clean Energy are looking to contract for 1,000,000 MWh total through this solicitation.

The CCAs will consider offers from all eligible resources, but in consideration of current economic trends, they do not anticipate stand-alone solar projects to be cost competitive.

Offers are due Sept. 4.

Additional details are available here.

The American Public Power Association has initiated a new category of membership for community choice aggregation programs.

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