San Diego Gas & Electric Company Issues Its RFO Seeking Resource Adequacy Via the 2022 DRAM


On February 23, 2021, San Diego Gas & Electric Company (“SDG&E”) issues the 2022 Demand Response Auction Mechanism (“DRAM”) Request For Offer (“RFO”) seeking demand response resources. This RFO is in accordance with Decision (“D.”) 19-07-009 – Decision Addressing Auction Mechanism, Baselines, and Auto Demand Response For Battery Storage issued on July 12, 2019 by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC or Commission). The 2022 DRAM RFO is seeking system, flexible and local Resource Adequacy (“RA”) resources via a standard, non-negotiable Demand Response Auction Mechanism Purchase Agreement (“DRAM PA” or “PA”) for execution in accordance with the Request for Offer (RFO) Protocols.

More information, including the RFO protocols, is available on SDG&E’s DRAM RFO website:

The DRAM is a pay-as-bid auction for Offerors to participate directly in the California Independent System Operator (“CAISO”) market, with participation from customers in SDG&E’s service territory.

SDG&E (along with SCE and PG&E) will host a bidder’s conference on March 1, 2021, via web conference to ensure successful participation and interactive feedback. Webinar and outreach event information is posted on the DRAM RFO website (see above link). Offers in response to the DRAM RFO are due on March 12, 2021.  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 [email protected] and MUST also CC [email protected] (the Independent Evaluator for this solicitation).  Only questions submitted by March 2, 2021, will be assured a response.