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East Bay Community Energy is soliciting competitive proposals for the sale and purchase of renewable energy up to EBCE’s program capacity allocations for both the Disadvantaged Communities Green Tariff (“DAC-GT”) and Community Solar Green Tariff (“CSGT”) programs. EBCE is issuing this RFO to procure up to 5.726 MW for the DAC-GT program and 1.5625 MW for the CSGT program, as authorized in CPUC Resolution E-5124 (PDF). EBCE seeks Offers for the sales of RPS-eligible energy for a contract term of 10, 15, or 20 years. EBCE seeks energy and related products from new construction resources located in its service area.
Detailed schedules are here (PDF) (revised 10/5/2021). Key dates include:
|Fri., September 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM PT||Respondent Webinar. Click here to see the Slides|
Click here to watch the Webinar.
|Tues., September 28, 2021||Developer/Project Sponsor Meet-and-Greet, for CSGT projects only.|
|Tues., October 26, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST||EBCE Community Solar Meet-and-Greet #2 for Community Sponsors and Developers.|
|Fri., October 22, 2021 by 5:00 PM PT.||Notice of Intent to Offer Due. Last chance to submit. Earlier submissions are welcomed and appreciated.|
|Fri., December 10, 2021 by 5:00 PM PT||Final Offer Deadline: DAC-GT and CSGT Projects|
Notices of Intent to Offer - Due October 22, 2021
Complete and submit this Intent to Offer form
Disadvantaged Community & Community Solar Green Tariff Request for Offers (RFO) solicitation protocol (PDF). Revision 1, Updated 10/5/2021
Attachment A: Notice of Intent to Offer (PDF)
Attachment B: RFO Participation Agreement
Attachment C: Project Narrative Template
Attachment D: Offer Form updated 10/5/2021
Attachment E.1: DAC-GT Pro Forma PPA
Attachment E.2: CSGT Pro Forma PPA
Attachment F: Disadvantaged Community Census Tracts (PDF)
Community Solar Green Tariff (CSGT) Sponsorship Requirement and Resources
CSGT projects must have a Community Sponsor that is a non‐profit community‐based organization (“CBO”), local government agency, or school. The role of the Community Sponsor is to work with the community to identify any community-suggested project sites, conduct outreach and create interest in subscribing to the project. Community Sponsors must provide a Letter of Commitment for the project that includes:
Demonstration of substantial interest of community members in subscribing to project;
Estimated number of subscribers, with justification to ensure project is sized to likely demand;
A preliminary plan to conduct outreach and recruit subscribers [which may be conducted in conjunction with the developer and/or EBCE]; and
Siting preferences, including community-suggested host sites, and verification that the site chosen for the bid is consistent with community preference.
Offers for the CSGT program must include a Letter of Commitment from a sponsoring organization.
EBCE will help facilitate connections between prospective Community Sponsors and project developers by providing contact information for interested organizations below. We will also host a “Meet and Greet” event for interested sponsors and developers to meet and share ideas. Registration details are below.
Organizations Interested in Sponsoring Community Solar Projects
The organizations listed below have expressed interest in serving as a project sponsor. Additional organizations will be added here as they complete and submit their interest forms.