2018 Request for Offers – “Go Local” RFO Local Renewable Generation

Monterey Bay Community Power has issued an RFO to receive proposals for the development of local renewable generation, with or without storage, located within Monterey Bay Community Power’s Tri-County service territory (Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey).  The goal of the RFO is to increase local renewable generation and promote economic vitality for the Tri-County area.

The RFO seeks terms of 5 to 20 years and installed capacities of 1 to 3 megawatts (MWs) for a total procurement of 20 MW. This RFO comes in direct response to feedback from the communities served by Monterey Bay Community Power.  In addition to technical considerations, the RFO will be evaluated for its impact on interconnection and capacity improvements, project location, project technology and size, contract term, job creation, local hiring, prevailing wage, economic growth, increase in local investment, environmental impact, educational/training opportunities, developer experience, and project status.


RFO Timeline*

Date Event
May 30, 2018 Issuance Notice of RFO
July 11, 2018 Webinar
July 13, 2018 Deadline to submit questions
August 1, 2018 at 5 pm Deadline to submit Offer(s)
September 14, 2018 Notification of Shortlisted Offers
November 21, 2018 Shortlisted Bidders’ deadline to submit required documents
December 2018 through early 2019 Negotiations and Execution of PPA(s)


Documents associated with this RFO:

  1. RFO Overview and Instructions
  2. Questions and Answers
    • Please submit questions to RFO@mbcommunitypower.org
    • All responses to questions will be posted weekly.
    • No questions will be accepted after July 13, 2018.
  3. Go Local RFO Webinar
  4. Offer Forms
  5. PPA Documents


*All dates subject to change