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SFPUC Seeking Renewable Energy Supplies and Stand-Alone Energy Storage for its CleanPowerSF Community Choice Energy Program

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San Francisco, CA –The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is accepting bids for Renewable Energy Supplies and Stand-Alone Energy Storage for its CleanPowerSF program.

This Request for Offers for Renewable Energy seeks bids of energy, Environmental Attributes, Capacity Attributes, Ancillary Services and related products  from new and existing Eligible Renewable Energy Resources (“ERRs”), as defined in California Public Utilities Code Section 399.12 and California Public Resources Code Section 25741, co-located ERR and Energy Storage resources and Stand-Alone Energy Storage (“SES”) resources directly connected to the California Independent System Operator (“CAISO”) Balancing Authority Area (“BAA”).

Through this Request for Offers (“RFO”), the SFPUC seeks bids for the following energy supply product types:

  • Product 1: Product Content Category 1 (“PCC 1”) Energy, Environmental Attributes, and Capacity Attributes (if applicable) from new or existing ERRs (“Renewable Product”);
  • Product 2: Renewable Product and Energy, Capacity Attributes, and Ancillary Services (“Storage Product”) from new or existing ERRs co-located with energy storage;
  • Product 3: Storage Product from new or existing SES resources.

Bids submitted for the respective product types shall meet the following additional criteria:

  • ERRs and Energy Storage resources must be directly connected to the CAISO BAA, with a preference for resources located in the nine (9) Bay Area Counties;
  • For ERRs, minimum annual energy delivery of 10,000 megawatt-hours (“MWh”) per year and a maximum of 200,000 MWh per year;
  • Energy Storage resources must provide Resource Adequacy (“RA”) Capacity and be at least 1 MWAC for at least 4-hour duration;
  • Initial delivery date ranging from January 2022 – December 2026;
  • For ERRs and ERRs co-located with Energy Storage resources, terms up to 25 years; and
  • For SES resources, terms up to 15 years.

A pre-bid conference will be held on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 10 a.m.  Attendees may log onto the video conference call hosted by BlueJeans here.

About the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is a department of the City and County of San Francisco. It delivers drinking water to 2.7 million people in the San Francisco Bay Area, collects and treats wastewater for the City and County of San Francisco, and generates and delivers clean power for municipal buildings, residential customers, and businesses. Our mission is to provide our customers with high quality, efficient and reliable water, power, and sewer services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care. Learn more at www.sfpuc.org.