San Diego Gas & Electric Announces Launch of the 2020 DRAM RFO 

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On October 11, 2019, San Diego Gas & Electric Company (“SDG&E”) is issuing the 2020 Demand Response Auction Mechanism (“DRAM”) Request For Offer (“RFO”) seeking demand response resources.  This RFO is in accordance with the most recent decision on DRAM, (“D.”)19-07-009, Decision Addressing Auction Mechanism, Baselines, and Auto Demand Response for Battery Storage, approved by the California Public Utilities Commission on July 11, 2019.  See the website link below for additional information on DRAM history.  SDG&E is seeking Resource Adequacy (“RA”) via a standard, non-negotiable purchase agreement to meet system and flexible RA from Demand Response resources.

More information, including the RFO protocols, is available on SDG&E’s DRAM RFO website: http://www.sdge.com/2020DRAMRFO

The DRAM is a pay-as-bid auction for Offerors to participate directly in the California Independent System Operator (“CAISO”) market, with participation from customers in SDG&E’s service territory.

SDG&E, along with SCE and PG&E, will host a bidder’s conference on October 18, 2019, via web conference to ensure successful participation and interactive feedback. Webinar and outreach event information is posted on the DRAM RFO website (see above link).

Offers in response to the DRAM RFO are due on November 7, 2019.  SDG&E encourages respondents to carefully review submission requirements and provide sufficient details in all required bid forms.

All questions or other communications regarding this RFO should be submitted via email to [email protected] and MUST also CC [email protected] (the Independent Evaluator for this solicitation).  Only questions submitted by October 25, 2019, will be assured a response.

Thank you,

SDG&E Evaluation Team

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