Offers Due Monday, December 16, 2019 at 5:00pm Pacific Prevailing Time (PPT)

RFP Overview

Peninsula Clean Energy is excited to launch its 2019 Renewable Request for Proposals (RFP). The goal of this 2019 Renewables Request for Proposals (RFP) is to provide a competitive, objectively administered opportunity for qualified suppliers to propose projects to fulfill certain portions of PCE’s future resource requirements. Specifically, Peninsula Clean Energy plans to enter into one or more Power Purchase and Sale Agreements (PPAs) to purchase energy from eligible renewable resources1 (ERRs) and storage projects. Peninsula Clean Energy is particularly interested in project-specific, bundled power purchase agreements with a term of 2 –8 years, with delivery starting between 2020 – 2024. We expect that the type of projects to participate would be existing renewable projects or stub-PPAs for new projects. Peninsula Clean Energy will release an RFP in the coming months to solicit proposals for new resources with long-term (>10 year) agreements.

RFP Process

As detailed in the schedule below, the RFP will consist of the following phases:

RFP Schedule

November 21, 2019RFO issued, instructions and documents published
December 10, 2019Deadline for Proposers to submit questions
December 12, 2019Peninsula Clean Energy to post responses to questions received
December 16, 2019, 5 pm PacificDeadline for Proposers to submit offers and required documentation
January 2020Proposers notified of shortlist status
January - March 2020Contract negotiations
March 2020Anticipated date for Board review, if required

RFP Documents


  1. For purposes of this RFP and any final agreement executed pursuant thereto, an ERR is a generating facility that meets all of the criteria set forth in Public Utilities Code Section 399.12, Public Resources Code Section 25741, and the California Energy Commission’s “Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) Eligibility Guidebook,” available at: