SDG&E ISSUES 2018 RFO SEEKING RESOURCE ADEQUACY VIA THE DRAM
Monday, March 13, 2017
On March 10, 2017 San Diego Gas & Electric Company (“SDG&E”) Issued the 2018 Demand Response Auction Mechanism (“DRAM”) RFO seeking demand response resources in accordance with Decision (“D.”) 14-12-024 – Decision Resolving Several Phase Two Issues and Addressing the Motion for Adoption of Settlement Agreement on Phase Three Issues (“DR Phase Two and Three Decision”) approved on December 4, 2014 and D.16-06-029, Decision Adopting Bridge Funding for 2017 Demand Response Programs and Activities by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC or Commission). SDG&E is seeking Resource Adequacy (RA) resources via a standard, non-negotiable purchase agreement to meet local, system, and all categories of flexible RA from Demand Response resources.
More information, including the request for offer document itself is available on SDG&E’s DRAM RFO website: http://www.sdge.com/2018DRAMRFO
The DRAM is a pay-as-bid auction of monthly system RA for Offerors to participate directly in the California Independent Operator System (CAISO) market, with participation from customers in the SDG&E’s service territory.
SDG&E (along with SCE and PGE) will host a bidder’s conference on March 21, 2017 via web conference to ensure successful participation and interactive feedback. Webinar and outreach event information will be posted on the DRAM RFO website once it is finalized (see above link).
Offers in response to the DRAM RFO are due on April 10, 2017. SDG&E encourages respondents to carefully review submission requirements and provide sufficient details in all required bid forms.
ALL questions or other communications regarding this RFO should be submitted via email to DRAMRFO@semprautilities.com and MUST also CC firstname.lastname@example.org (the Independent Evaluator for this solicitation). Only questions submitted by April 3, 2017 will be assured a response. Questions received after this deadline may not receive a response.