California community choice aggregator East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) on Oct. 29 issued a request for offers to procure long-term renewable energy and storage resources.
The RFO also seeks to provide long-term clean energy hedges and resource adequacy and to contribute to EBCE’s Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) and Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) obligations under state laws.
EBCE is seeking offers for the sales of RPS-eligible energy for a contract term of 10, 15, or 20 years, with a preference for offers with terms less than 20 years.
EBCE will also evaluate offers for long-term clean energy hedges from large hydro resources and other eligible resources for a duration minimum of five years.
Eligible offers may be for: (1) as-available RPS product; (2) as-available RPS Product plus energy storage; (3) indexed energy plus RPS attributes; (4) shaped RPS energy product; (5) stand-alone energy storage toll; or (6) shaped clean energy hedge.
Respondents may submit offers for as many or as few products as they wish, relative to their capabilities and expertise.
EBCE seeks energy and related products from both existing and new construction resources.
Projects must begin deliveries no later than December 31, 2024 to qualify for the RFO. EBCE has a preference for deliveries beginning in 2021 or 2022.
Offers are due by Dec. 1 and additional details on the RFO are available here.
The American Public Power Association has initiated a new category of membership for community choice aggregation programs.