Request for Offers

Request for Offers

The Sonoma Clean Power Authority (SCP) is pleased to announce a Request for Offers (RFO) solicitation for long-term renewable power as defined below.  SCP is a Community Choice Aggregator (CCA), a public agency and load serving entity made possible by California Assembly Bill 117 (2002). SCP began serving customers in Sonoma County in May 2014 and phased in Mendocino County in June 2017. Today SCP serves approximately 223,000 accounts across Sonoma and Mendocino counties.  SCP offers its customers a default “CleanStart” service which is currently 42% renewable power with a goal of 50% by 2020, and a voluntary “Evergreen” service which is 100% local (within Sonoma and Mendocino Counties) renewable power. SCP has an approximate annual load of 2,600 GWh (49% residential, 43% commercial, 8% Ag/Industrial) and an approximate peak load of 550 MW.

SCP is seeking offers (in the form of a term sheet with indicative pricing) for Portfolio Content Category 1 (PCC1) power, as defined in the CPUC Decision 11-12-052.* Generally, SCP is seeking generation starting Q4 2020, but will entertain offers starting at different time periods.  Qualified renewable generation may be from newly developed or existing projects.  The delivery term must be ten years or greater in duration.  SCP is seeking offers for renewable energy, environmental attributes, Resource Adequacy capacity and any storage capability associated with the project. Storage capability may be priced with the generation term sheet or submitted separately.

Event Date
RFO issued January 4, 2018
Deadline to submit indicative offer term sheet January 31, 2018 17:00 PPT
Notification of shortlisted Bidders February 9, 2018
PPA negotiations and contract approval February-April 2018
PPA execution May 2018 or sooner dependent on contract negotiations


Attached is a non-disclosure agreement.  Prior to submitting any pricing information, please partially execute and return.  All questions and responses should be sent via e-mail to  Also attached is SCP’s latest audited financial statements.

The issuance of this RFO does not constitute an agreement by SCP that any contract will actually be entered into by SCP. SCP expressly reserves the right at any time to reject any or all offers, accept more than one offer, reissue the RFO, or change deadline dates. SCP has the authority and discretion to contract with selected bidder(s) or to reject all bids. SCP shall not be liable for any pre-contractual expenses incurred by any bidder.

*For more information, please refer to the CPUC’s October 2017 “Portfolio Content Category Classification Review Process Handbook,” which can be found at the following site:

 NDA for Power Purchase_SCPA

 SCPA Audited Financial Statements 6-30-2017