3rd Combined Heat and Power (CHP) RFO

Pursuant to the QF/CHP Program Settlement Agreement effective November 23, 2011, 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 third solicitation, which is the third 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 third CHP MW target of 381 MW.

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

EventTimeframe
PG&E Issues RFOJanuary 23, 2014
Deadline for Participants to submit Preliminary Gas Service ApplicationJanuary 30, 2014
Deadline for Participants to submit registration for CHP Participants' Webinar RFO Webinar Registration (XLS, 60 KB)February 4, 2014
General Participants' Webinar
February 6, 2014
10:00 a.m. PPT
General Participants' Offer Form Webinar
February 13, 2014
10:00 a.m. PPT
Gas Operations returns Preliminary Application for New/Increased Gas Service
February 18, 2014
Offers Due
February 27, 2014
1:00 P.M. PPT
Participants notified of shortlist position
April 22, 2014
Date for filing CPUC approval for executed PPAs
TBD
RFO negotiations conclude
Week of September 8, 2014

General Information

The CHP RFO is used to solicit competitive offers from CHP facilities. For program information or general eligibility requirements see the Protocol document listed below.

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

Participants' and Offer Form Webinars

PG&E's Webinar for the 3rd CHP RFO was held February 6, 2014.

PG&E's Offer Form Webinar was held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Power Advocate Instructions and Registration Information (Important!)

Registration Information:

All Participants who are interested in submitting a bid package into PG&E’s CHP RFO 3 will need to register with Power Advocate at the following link: https://www.poweradvocate.com/pR.do?okey=40123&pubEvent=true
Only those participants that have been accepted through the Power Advocate platform will be permitted to bid into this RFO.

We strongly encourage you to register now.

All bid package materials must be submitted on the Power Advocate site by the schedule and time indicated above.

3rd Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Protocol and Appendices

Frequently Asked Questions

  • FAQs (PDF, 153 KB) (Rev. 2.18.2014)

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