2016 Renewable Resource Request for Proposal

This Renewable Resource Request for Proposal (2016R RFP) issued by PacifiCorp is seeking cost-competitive bids for renewable energy resources that can be used to meet state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) requirements under the applicable laws and regulations of California, Oregon, and/or Washington. As stated in its 2015 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) Update, PacifiCorp has identified the potential for near-term, time-sensitive renewable resource acquisition opportunities that may reduce state RPS compliance costs driven by federal tax extender legislation passed in late 2015. PacifiCorp is seeking proposals that do not require significant transmission costs or upgrades to deliver to PacifiCorp’s western balancing area (PACW).  Proposals for new renewable resources must demonstrate that projects will qualify for the full value of the federal PTC, if applicable, or the 30 percent federal ITC. Projects must further demonstrate that the proposed project can achieve commercial operation prior to December 31, 2018. PacifiCorp will also accept proposals from existing renewable resources that do not currently have a power purchase agreement with the Company. 

PacifiCorp is not bound to accept any bids, and may cancel this solicitation at any time and at its own discretion.  The indicative schedule for this 2016R RFP is shown below.




RFP issued

Monday, April 11, 2016

Bidder Workshop

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

RFP proposals due

Friday, May 20, 2016

Evaluation completed

Monday, June 27, 2016

Notify short-listed Bidders

Friday, July 01, 2016

Best & final pricing from short-listed Bidders

Friday, July 08, 2016

Final selection

Friday, July 15, 2016

Complete negotiations

Friday, September 02, 2016

Notice to proceed/execution

Friday, September 16, 2016


A Bidder Workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Prevailing Time (PPT). Additional details on the Bidder Workshop will be posted to the PacifiCorp website. 

All proposals must have a bid validity date through September 16, 2016.  Bids selected to the shortlist will be asked to update their bid prices as part of the negotiation process. 

All information, including pre-bid materials, questions, and PacifiCorp’s response to questions, will be posted on the PacifiCorp website at www.pacificorp.com. Any questions on the RFP or related documents should be sent to Company via email at rfp_2016R@pacificorp.com. 

RFP Documents

PDF Q&A (Updated May 18, 2016)