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Beyond Lithium Ion Storage

7 Jan

The California Energy Commission seeks to ramp up emerging storage technologies, expanding the non-lithium ion energy storage field. It is currently offering $9 million in competitive grants for technologies other than lithium ion batteries. The Commission is already evaluating eight to ten non-lithium ion storage technologies and hopes to see new ones emerge from its […]

Southern California Edison Energy Storage RFO

1 Apr

2014 ES RFO SCE  announced the launch of its first Energy Storage Request for Offers for Product from eligible Energy Storage Resources (“ESRs”). Information and documents regarding the 2014 ES RFO can be found on the 2014 ES RFO website at https://scees.accionpower.com.  (more…)

SCE Renewable Distributed Generation Preferred Resources Pilot RFO

1 Apr

PRP RFO Southern California Edison (“SCE”) is pleased to announce that it has launched its Renewable Distributed Generation Preferred Resources Pilot Request For Offers (“PRP RFO”) for Eligible Renewable Resources (“ERRs”) in central Orange County. (more…)

SDG&E 2014 Distribution Reliability/Power Quality RFP

31 Mar

SDG&E is seeking a distribution level 4MW/12MWh utility owned Energy Storage System (“ESS”) in lieu of traditional circuit upgrades.  SDG&E expects to provide capacity support to one or more sites and one or more 12kV circuits, in 1MW/3MWh incremental sub-units, from a single contractor. The ESS will not participate in wholesale markets and therefore does […]

Centers for Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technology in Central California

27 Feb

PON-14-606 The California Energy Commission Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program announces the availability of up to $1,194,659 in grant funds to develop a new center or expand an existing center for alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in Central California. There will be one Pre-Application Workshop; participation in this meeting is optional […]

Customer Distributed Energy Resources Grid Integration Study

26 Feb

14PS5015 The California Public Utilities Commission is soliciting a contractor to help the CPUC better understand the current and future impacts that Customer-Side Distributed Energy Resources (DER)  will have on the California Investor Owned Utility (IOU) owned electric transmission and distribution systems; describe and quantify the impact of different levels of DER penetration; and recommend policies that will optimize the deployment […]

PG&E  2014 Energy Storage Request for Offer

17 Feb

ES RFO PG&E seeks Offers from energy storage projects for various attributes and contract types.  PG&E seeks Energy Storage Agreements for stand-alone projects, amendments to add energy storage to existing PG&E agreements, and Purchase and Sale Agreements.  Purchase and Sale Agreements will be used for distribution deferral projects, storage on PG&E-owned PV sites, and stand-alone […]

Driving the Integration of Electric Vehicles to Maximize Benefits to the Grid

6 Feb

PON-14-310 The purpose of this solicitation from the California Energy Commission is to fund Applied Research and Development projects that will advance technologies and strategies for smart and efficient charging and vehicle-to-grid communication interfaces that will provide maximum benefits to both the electricity grid and the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market. Projects must fall within […]

Advancing Clean Energy from Biogas, Biomethane and Natural Gas

6 Feb

PON-14-505 The purpose of this solicitation is to fund research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects that address the barriers to increased market penetration of renewable energy, particularly biogas and biomethane (also known as renewable natural gas), and natural gas fueled distributed generation, and combined heat and power systems. Projects must fall within the following RD&D […]

PG&E 2014 Renewables Portfolio Standard RFO

4 Feb

2014 RPS RFO PG&E is seeking Offers for bundled energy and capacity from Eligible Renewable Resources (ERRs) and Renewable Energy Credits (RECs).  On December 24, 2014 the Commission approved the 2014 Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Procurement Plan that was filed and amended on December 8th and December 23rd, respectively, in response to D.14-11-042.

SCE Renewable & Alternative Power

2 Feb

RPSRFO In its 2014 RPS Solicitation, Southern California Edison Company (“SCE”) is soliciting proposals to supply renewable Products from Eligible Renewable Energy Resources  sufficient to permit SCE to execute Power Purchase Agreements, in substantially the form of the Pro Forma Agreements as outlined in the Procurement Protocol.

NRG Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Settlement Performance & Financial Audit

29 Jan

RFP 14PS5016 The California Public Utilities Commission seeks an auditing expert to evaluate the performance of  NRG Inc. in fulfilling its obligations to the CPUC pursuant to a legal settlement between the two entities.  (more…)

Reduce the Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Electricity Generation and Make the Electricity System Less Vulnerable to Climate Impacts: Phase I

16 Jan

PON-14-309 The purpose of this solicitation by the California Energy Commission is to fund applied research and development projects that reduce the environmental impacts of electricity generation and make the electricity system less vulnerable to climate impacts through the following funding initiatives: • Research on sensitive species and habitats to inform renewable energy planning and […]

Demonstrating Clean Energy Solutions That Support California’s Industries, the Environment, and the Electrical Grid

16 Jan

PON-14-307  The California Energy Commission has issued a solicitation to fund technology demonstration and deployment projects that: • Demonstrate and deploy community scale generators, including combined heat and power (CHP) and renewable generation technologies that are in the pre-commercial stage; and • Demonstrate and deploy innovative energy management strategies to facilitate the integration of intermittent renewable energy […]

GREENHOUSE GAS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES – CLIMATE CHANGE, WATER & ENERGY PROFESSIONAL

13 Jan

140384.PB The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to perform technical, economic and environmental analysis for climate change, water & energy related issues. SMUD anticipates awarding one or more contracts as a result of this solicitation with an aggregate value of $500,000. Contract duration will be from the date of award […]

SCE Solar Photovoltaic Program Request for Offers

6 Jan

SPVP 4 RFO Southern California Edison (“SCE”) has launched its fourth  (“SPVP 4 RFO”) for solar photovoltaic rooftop generating facilities from Eligible Renewable Resources. The SPVP 4 RFO is open to solar photovoltaic generating facilities not less than 500 kilowatts and not greater than 10 megawatts. Additional Offer qualification criteria can be found in the […]

DEMAND RESPONSE POTENTIAL STUDY

5 Jan

140372.EFT The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is soliciting proposals to conduct a study that assesses the five-year and ten-year potential for demand response in all customer classes for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s service territory. SMUD expects to award one proposal with a maximum value of $300,000 and a completion date of June 30, 2015 […]

SDG&E All-Source Request for Offers

5 Jan

AllSourceRFO On September 5, 2014, San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) issued its 2014  Request for Offers (“RFO”) seeking eligible resources to meet its Local Capacity Requirements  (“LCR”) established in Decision 14-03-004 (the “Track 4 Decision”). SDG&E will solicit a total of up to 800 MW, including a minimum of 200 MW of preferred […]

PowerDirect AutoDR Program Support

17 Dec

140368.JPS The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is soliciting a contractor to assist in delivering a demand response program using AutoDR, with the contractor in a role similar to a “Technical Coordinator” as used with the California Investor Owned utility Auto DR programs: 1. Delivering an Automated Demand Response (AutoDR) program for commercial customers. 2. […]

Air Force Tests First All-Electric Vehicle Fleet in California

17 Dec

Air Force officials on November 14 unveiled at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, first non-tactical vehicle fleet in the Department of Defense (DOD) which is composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles. The rollout of the 42-vehicle fleet marks a milestone in the DOD’s demonstration of emerging technology. (more…)