Combined Heat and Power (CHP) RFO

Pursuant to the QF/CHP Program Settlement Agreement effective November 23, 2011, http://www.pge.com/includes/docs/pdfs/b2b/energysupply/qualifyingfacilities/settlement/final_term_sheet.pdf, PG&E seeks to acquire a total of 1,387 MW of CHP capacity under power purchase agreements during the Initial Program Period. Through the first solicitation, which is the first of three RFOs to be held during the Initial Program Period, and other alternatives under the Settlement Agreement, PG&E seeks offers to meet its CHP MW target for this first RFO of up to 630 MW.

Effective immediately, eligible QFs and CHP generators may execute and submit for PG&E's signature the pro-forma power purchase agreements (PPAs) and Legacy Amendment that were adopted as part of the QF/CHP Settlement.

CHP RFO Events

The schedule has been revised, on January 26, 2012, to reflect the new dates below

EventTimeframe
PG&E Issues RFODecember 7, 2011
Deadline for Participants to submit Preliminary Gas Service ApplicationDecember 16, 2011
General Participants' ConferenceJanuary 12, 2012 (complete)
General Participants' Offer Form Conference CallJanuary 20, 2012 (complete)
Gas Operations returns Preliminary Application for New/Increased Gas ServiceFebruary 17, 2012
Offers DueFebruary 27, 2012
3:00 P.M. PPT

Participants' accept shortlist position, execute agreements and post any offer depositApril 16 - 20, 2012
Date for for filing CPUC approval for executed PPAsTBD
RFO Negotiations ConcludedConcluded

General Information

The CHP RFO is used to solicit competitive offers from CHP facilities. For program information or general eligibility requirements in this RFO please visit the Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) (DOC, 46 KB) link (Revised 02/22/2012)

Additional information regarding the Combined Heat and Power (QF/CHP) Settlement Agreement can be found at the following website QF website.

Participants' Conference

PG&E hosted the Participants' Conference on January 12, 2012 located at the auditorium of PG&E's headquarters.

The CHP Participants' Conference attendee list is no longer available on PG&E's website but will be made available upon request.

The conference materials are available below:

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Protocol and Appendices

For information or questions about PG&E CHP RFO
E-Mail to: CHPRFO@pge.com