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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission seeks renewable energy, storage proposals

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is accepting bids for renewable energy supplies and stand-alone energy storage for its CleanPowerSF program, SFPUC said on July 19.

The request for offers (RFO) seeks bids of energy, environmental attributes, capacity attributes, ancillary services and related products from new and existing eligible Renewable Energy Resources (ERRs), co-located ERR and energy storage resources and stand-alone energy storage resources.

Through the RFO, the SFPUC seeks bids for various energy supply product types.

Bids submitted for the respective product types must meet the following criteria:

  • ERRs and energy storage resources must be directly connected to the California Independent System Operator Balancing Authority Area, with a preference for resources located in the nine Bay Area counties;
  • For ERRs, minimum annual energy delivery of 10,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) per year and a maximum of 200,000 MWh per year;
  • Energy storage resources must provide resource adequacy capacity and be at least 1 megawatt AC for at least 4-hour duration;
  • Initial delivery date ranging from January 2022-December 2026;
  • For ERRs and ERRs co-located with energy storage resources, terms up to 25 years; and
  • For stand-alone energy storage resources, terms up to 15 years

A program of the SFPUC, CleanPowerSF is San Francisco's Community Choice Aggregation program.

The RFO is available here.