San Diego Gas & Electric Announces Launch of the 2021 DRAM RFO

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On May 22, 2020, San Diego Gas & Electric Company (“SDG&E”) issued the 2021 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 approved by the California Public Utilities Commission on July 11, 2019, and D.19-12-040, Decision Refining the Demand Response Auction Mechanism, on December 23, 2019.  SDG&E is seeking Resource Adequacy (“RA”) 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 RFO protocols, is available on SDG&E’s DRAM RFO website:

SDG&E (along with SCE and PG&E) will host a bidder’s conference on May 28, 2020 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 June 9, 2020.  SDG&E encourages respondents to carefully review submission requirements and provide sufficient details in all required bid forms.

Thank you,

SDG&E Evaluation Team