SFPUC Seeking New Renewable Energy Supplies and Storage Options for CleanPowerSF Program During Peak Hours

Request for Offers Accepted Through October 27, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is now accepting bids for Renewable Energy Supplies and Demand Response capacity for its CleanPowerSF program to advance progress on the City’s clean energy goals and support California’s transition towards a clean and reliable electricity grid.

The SFPUC’s Request for Offers (RFO) seeks bids for renewable energy, battery storage, environmental attributes, capacity attributes, ancillary services and related products from new and existing renewable energy, storage, and demand response resources for the SFPUC Power Enterprise. Bids will be accepted through October 27, 2022 for new and existing resources with delivery dates prior to December 31, 2028.

Through this RFO, the SFPUC seeks bids for the following product types, with an emphasis on those that can deliver energy and/or capacity benefits during the critical hours of 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.:

  • Renewable Product – energy, environmental attributes and capacity from new and existing renewable energy facilities;

  • Renewable and Storage Product – energy, environmental attributes and capacity from new or existing renewable energy facilities paired with energy storage; and

  • Demand Response Product – capacity from demand response resources

The SFPUC will hold a pre-submittal conference for prospective bidders on Thursday, October 6th at 11:00 a.m. PST via Zoom. For more information about the RFO as well as for instructions on how to submit a bid, please visit: www.cleanpowersf.org/energyvendors.

CleanPowerSF, San Francisco’s community choice aggregation program, began serving customers in 2016 with a mission to provide San Francisco residents and businesses with clean, renewable electricity at competitive rates. Today, CleanPowerSF serves about 385,000 customer accounts and offers 50% and 100% California Renewable Portfolio Standard eligible renewable electricity service options. Over the past six years, CleanPowerSF has helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electricity use by 94% from 1990 levels.

Along with CleanPowerSF, the SFPUC operates Hetch Hetchy Power, the City’s publicly owned utility, which generates and delivers 100 percent greenhouse gas-free energy to more than 4,000 customer accounts, including municipal buildings and facilities, such as City Hall, San Francisco International Airport, schools, libraries, and the Muni transit system. Hetch Hetchy Power also provides electricity to some commercial and residential developments, including affordable housing sites. Collectively, Hetch Hetchy Power and CleanPowerSF meet over 70 percent of the electricity demand in San Francisco.

About the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is a department of the City and County of San Francisco. It delivers drinking water to 2.7 million people in the San Francisco Bay Area, collects and treats wastewater for the City and County of San Francisco, and meets over 70 percent of the electricity demand in San Francisco. Our mission is to provide our customers with high quality, efficient and reliable water, power, and sewer services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care. Learn more at www.sfpuc.org.