2012 Renewables Portfolio Standard

On December 10, 2012 the Commission approved the 2012 Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Procurement Plan that was filed on November 29th, in response to D.12-11-016. In this RFO, PG&E is seeking Offers for bundled energy and capacity from Eligible Renewable Resources (ERRs) and Renewable Energy Credits (RECs). Parties interested in submitting Offers in response to this RFO are referred to PG&E's Solicitation Protocol and other RFO-related data and information described below.

2012 RPS RFO Targeted Schedule

EventDate/Time
PG&E Issues RFODecember 10
Deadline for Participant to submit registration for Bidders’ WebinarDecember 17
Bidders' Webinar December 20 at 10:00 A.M.- Noon PPT
Window for PG&E to receive Offer(s). Offers will not be accepted after February 6th, 5:00 P.M. PPT.January 29 - February 6, 2013 5:00 P.M. PPT
PG&E selects shortlistApril 1, 2013 has been delayed. The notification letters will be sent no later than April 23, 2013.
Execution of Final Agreements and Submit for CPUC ApprovalTBD
PG&E 2012 RPS Solicitation Shortlist ExpiresApril 17, 2014

2012 Renewables RFO Protocol, Power Purchase Agreement, Related Information and Data

Attachments D1 and D2 notice: Attachments are located in the zip file name, “Attachment D1: General Offer Form" and "Attachment D2: REC Offer Form”. To open (unzip) the files, double-click on the zip file. You may then be prompted to specify where you want to store the extracted files. Once extracted, please make sure you Enable Macros otherwise the worksheet will not function properly.

2012 Bidders' Webinar

PG&E's RPS Bidders' Webinar for 2012 was held on December 20, 2012 from 10:00 A.M. to Noon Pacific Prevailing Time (PPT).

The Bidders' Webinar presentation along with the audio, attendee list and the questions from the Webinar are now available.

If the audio portion of the Bidders' Webinar does not open in your browser, you will need to open the Windows Media Player and copy the URL link into your media file application.

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Decision and Orders

For additional background information pertaining to the CPUC Project Viability Calculator please visit the CPUC website at: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/energy/Renewables/procurement.htm

Transmission Ranking Cost for Potential Generation

On June 27, 2012 PG&E filed the Draft Transmission Ranking Cost Report (PDF, 1.5 MB) ("TRCR") with the Commission.

California Energy Commission (CEC) Guidebooks

  • Renewables Portfolio Standard Eligibility Guidebook, Sixth Edition, August 2012, Publication No. CEC-300-2012-006-CMF (PDF, 1.5 MB).
  • Overall Program Guidebook, Fifth Edition, August 2012, Publication No. CEC-300-2012-005-ED5-CMF (PDF, 570 KB).
  • Existing Renewable Facilities Program Guidebook, Sixth Edition, January 2009, Publication No. CEC-300-2009-001-CMF (PDF, 692 KB).

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

For information or questions about PG&E 2012 Renewables RFO
E-Mail to: RenewableRFO@pge.com