2017S Request for Proposals

This 2017S Request for Proposals for solar photovoltaic (PV) resources (2017S RFP) is seeking cost-competitive bids for solar energy interconnecting with or delivering to PacifiCorp’s system that will reduce system costs and provide net benefits for customers.

Proposals for new solar PV resources must demonstrate that projects will achieve commercial operation on or before December 31, 2020. The minimum project size is 10.0 MW and the maximum size limit is 300.0 MW per project, however the project must not compromise system reliability.

Bid Types: PacifiCorp will consider proposals for a power-purchase agreement (PPA) up to a twenty-five (25) year term. PacifiCorp is limiting the resource type to solar PV only and will not accept bids that combine solar PV with other technologies such as battery storage, wind, geothermal, or hydro in this RFP. PacifiCorp is also not accepting “build-transfer” structures under the RFP at this time. PacifiCorp will allow bidders to propose alternative structures that are in compliance with the two restrictions noted above, however such proposals will be considered (or not considered) at PacifiCorp’s sole discretion and PacifiCorp reserves the right to reject non-compliant bids.

Independent Evaluator (IE):  London Economics International (LEI) has been selected as the IE for the 2017S Solar RFP.

Communications:  Communications with the IE or PacifiCorp can be emailed to the following email addresses:

London Economics:     pacificorpsolarrfp@londoneconomics.com
PacifiCorp:                   rfp_2017s@pacificorp.com

Questions can be submitted to either the IE or PacifiCorp for responses.  Last day for question submittal is December 7, 2017.

Bidder Conference:  A bidder conference will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in Portland, Oregon. The bidder conference will cover the 2017S RFP structure, deliverables and schedule as well as allocating specific time to cover the Appendix C requirements and energy performance analysis.  The bidder conference is scheduled for two (2) hours at the location and start time below and will also be set up as a webinar for remote attendance.  Additional details on the bidder conference will be posted to the PacifiCorp website. 

 

Portland

Day

Tuesday

Date:

November 21, 2017

Time:

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Location:

PacifiCorp Learning Center at east end of Lloyd Center Mall

Room

Umpqua Room

Schedule: The indicative schedule for the 2017R RFP, subject to change, is shown below.

Milestone

Date

Day of Week

Solar RFP issued to market

11/15/2017

Wednesday

Solar RFP Bidder's Conference

11/21/2017

Tuesday

Solar RFP Notice of Intent to Bid Due

11/27/2017

Monday

Solar RFP Bids Due

12/11/2017

Monday

Solar Bid Eligibility Screening Completed

12/21/2017

Thursday

Solar Initial Shortlist (ISL) Evaluation/Scoring Completed

01/08/2018

Monday

Solar IE's Review of ISL Completed

01/29/2018

Monday

Solar ISL Price Update

02/05/2018

Monday

Solar Capacity Factor Evaluation on ISL Completed

02/12/2018

Monday

Solar Final Shortlist (FSL) Evaluation Completed

03/16/2018

Friday

Solar IEs' Review of FSL Completed

03/30/2018

Friday

Solar Agreements Executed

06/28/2018

Thursday

PacifiCorp is not bound to accept any bids, and may cancel this solicitation at any time and at its own discretion.

2017S Solar RFP Bidder Conference

A bidder conference will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in Portland, Oregon. The bidder conference is scheduled for two (2) hours at the location and start time below and will also be set up for remote attendance. The slide deck for the presentation has been posted in the 2017S RFP Documents.

In-person

 

Oregon

Day:

Tuesday

Date:

November 21, 2017

Time:

10:00 am to 12:00 pm Pacific

Location:

PacifiCorp Learning Center at east end of Lloyd Center Mall on the 3rd floor

Room:

Umpqua Room

Parking:

Lloyd Center Mall parking lot is available.

Access:

The Portland location can be accessed through the east end of the Lloyd Center Mall.

Remote Participation Information

PLEASE MUTE YOUR PHONE IF PARTICIPATING REMOTELY.

Remote participants will be able to ask live questions during the workshop but should submit questions to the RFP email:  rfp_2017s@pacificorp.com so the questions and answers can be posted.

To join the meeting and audio through your computer, open link or copy link below and paste into your internet: https://pacificorp.zoom.us/j/367799696

To join by telephone: 1-646-558-8656 or 1-669-900-6833

Meeting ID: 367 799 696

2017S RFP

RFP Main Document and Appendices

Documents

PDF 2017S RFP - Bidder Workshop - Nov. 21, 2017

PDF 2017S RFP - Questions and Answers - Nov. 21, 2017

PDF 2017S RFP - Questions and Answers - Nov. 30, 2017

PDF 2017S RFP - Questions and Answers - Dec. 4, 2017

PDF 2017S RFP - Questions and Answers - Dec. 7, 2017