2017 Request for Offers – Carbon Free Energy with Storage

Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP), along with SVCE, are soliciting offers for Carbon Free Energy with Storage.

The goal of this Joint RFO is for SVCE and MBCP to each enter into one or more long-term Power Purchase and Sale Agreements (PPAs) to secure up to 700 GWh per year of energy, combined, from Carbon Free generation facilities.  For Solar PV generating facilities to bid into this RFO, the offer must contain an Energy Storage Facility.


Joint RFO Timeline

Date Event
September 15, 2017 Issuance Notice of RFO
September 28, 2017 Bidders Web Conference
October 13, 2017 5pm Deadline to submit Offer(s)
Second half of October, early November 2017 Review offers, short-list idenification, Board Approval, Short-listed Participant Notification
7 days after notification Offer deposits due from short-list bidders
November through late December 2017 Negotiations and Execution of PPA(s)


All documents associated with this RFO are available below:


Offers are due on or before 5pm PPT Friday, October 13th, 2017 and short-listed Offerors will be notified in early November after approval by the SVCE or MBCP Board or both Boards, as applicable, for SVCE and MBCP to enter into contract negotiations.  SVCE and MBCP may execute PPAs with selected participants at any time during the negotiation phase or may choose to execute none at all. 


All communications and questions should be directed to:  Make sure to put “2017 Joint RFO” in the subject line.