PacifiCorp’s 2022 All-Source Request for Proposals

Updated NOVEMBER 1, 2022

PacifiCorp received approval for its 2022 all-source request for proposals (2022 RFP) in Utah Docket No. 21-035-52, in Washington Docket number UE-210979, and in Oregon Docket UM 2193. Please consult the dockets on the respective commission websites regarding the regulatory proceeding. Learn more about Washington’s process

The following notices have been emailed to PacifiCorp’s 2022AS RFP email distribution list:

To be added to the distribution list, please contact: 2022AS_RFP@PacifiCorp.com

An updated list of questions and answers posed by stakeholders to the 2022AS RFP email address, through November 15, 2022, are posted here: Questions and Answers.

2022 All-Source RFP Documents & Appendices

See the RFP and supporting appendices.

Note: Please be sure to check the website regularly for RFP and appendix updates. The RFP Main Document and several appendices have been updated with schedule changes (also noted below). 

October 20, 2022 Bidder's Workshop

PacifiCorp hosted a second bidder’s workshop on October 20, 2022 (presentation slides below). PacifiCorp previously hosted an Interconnection and Transmission Workshop on May 4, 2022 (slides provided below), and an initial Bidder Conference on May 6, 2022.

Background

PacifiCorp established an action item out of PacifiCorp’s 2021 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to conduct the 2022AS RFP. The 2021 IRP preferred portfolio included 1,345 megawatts (MW) of new proxy renewable resources and 600 MW of collocated energy storage by the end of 2026.  Note, these figures and locations are indicative and exclude resource capacity to meet assumed customer preference targets (voluntary renewable programs for large customers) that were included in the 2021 IRP preferred portfolio.

Through the 2022AS RFP, PacifiCorp is seeking proposals for competitively priced resources capable of interconnecting with or delivering to PacifiCorp’s transmission system in its east or west balancing authority areas (PACE and PACW, respectively).

The 2022AS RFP will consider benchmark, build-transfer, power purchase and tolling agreement for generating and storage resources as well as professional services contracts for resources such as demand response resource proposals. PacifiCorp intends to submit one or more self-build (benchmark) resources in the 2022AS RFP.

PacifiCorp will accept new and existing resources subject to certain conditions with terms between 5 and 30 years.

PacifiCorp will consider eligible bids which demonstrate their ability to be operational and deliver firm energy by December 31, 2027, or December 31, 2028 for long-lead time resources such as pumped storage hydro, geothermal and nuclear resources. 

To support this competitive solicitation and assure a fair and transparent process, three Independent Evaluators (IEs) will provide oversight services on the 2022AS RFP for the Public Service Commission of Utah, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC), and the Public Utility Commission of Oregon.  Contact information is provided below.

OREGON – PA Consulting Group, Inc. – 2022as_ie@paconsulting.com

WASHINGTON – Bates White, LLC – frank.mossburg@bateswhite.com

UTAH – Merrimack Energy – MerrimackIE@merrimackenergy.com

Questions

Questions for PacifiCorp: Any questions or comments by interested parties regarding the 2022AS RFP can be sent via email to the IEs and to PacifiCorp’s All-Source RFP mailbox: 2022AS_RFP@PacifiCorp.com

The Utah IE also maintains a website where confidential questions may be submitted: https://www.merrimackenergy.com/pacificorp-2022as-rfp

The 2022AS RFP schedule, subject to change, is as follows. PacifiCorp will provide further updates on the status and schedule of its 2022AS RFP (including webinar information for publicly available workshops) on this webpage as they become available.

Schedule

The proposed 2022AS RFP schedule is shown below, subject to change. As indicated in its 2022AS RFP, PacifiCorp stated that it may pursue a voluntary targeted demand-side RFP in August 2022. PacifiCorp has not identified any specific needs that would require PacifiCorp to pursue such a voluntary targeted demand-side RFP in August 2022, and this is reflected in the revised schedule below. Interested demand-side bidders may submit a bid to the 2022AS RFP by following Appendix Q. All demand-side bids are due February 14, 2023, the market bid deadline.

Milestone

Date

2022AS RFP Issued to market

04/29/2022

Interconnection and Transmission Workshop

05/04/2022

First Bidders Conference

05/06/2022

PacifiCorp OATT - Cluster Study Request Window closes (deadline)

05/15/2022

Demand-side Voluntary Targeted RFP Issued to Market, as necessary  No longer applicable. PacifiCorp has not identified any specific needs that would require the Company to pursue a voluntary targeted RFP in August 2022. Any interested parties may offer demand-side bids using the 2022AS RFP and Appendix Q.

08/31/2022

Demand-side RFP notice of intent to bid due – No longer applicable. 

09/30/2022

Second Bidder Workshop

10/20/2022

Cluster study results posted to OASIS / bidders notified by PacifiCorp Transmission

11/12/2022

Demand-side Voluntary Targeted RFP bids due – No longer applicable. 11/30/2022

Benchmark bids due – This date has been updated.

12/09/2022

Notice of Intent to Bid due – This date has been updated. 12/16/2022

PacifiCorp completes non-price scoring, bid preparation models and initial price scoring of benchmark resources in accordance with OAR 860-089-0350 (1)

01/12/2023

Last day for RFP questions to IEs for Q&A – This date has been updated. 01/13/2023

IEs complete review of benchmark bid evaluations, including non-price scores, bid preparation models, and indicative pricing in comparison with proxy resources

02/13/2023

PacifiCorp files benchmark bid evaluation in accordance with OAR 860-089-0350 (1)

02/13/2023

RFP bids due from market, including demand-side bids

02/14/2023

Capacity factor and BESS evaluation of bids started

02/16/2023

PacifiCorp completes bid eligibility screening

03/16/2023

IE completes review of bid eligibility screening

03/23/2023

PacifiCorp completes due diligence and non-price scoring of market bids

04/13/2023

IEs complete review of non-price scoring

04/27/2023

Capacity factor and BESS evaluation of bids completed

04/27/2023

PacifiCorp completes bid preparation models for supply-side and demand-side market bids and provides all inputs to portfolio optimization team for upload into PLEXOS alongside benchmark resources files previously provided and uploaded

04/27/2023

PLEXOS generates price score and preferred portfolio for each benchmark and market bid in consideration of all bids

06/26/2023

Final Shortlist (FSL) selected

06/26/2023

IEs' review of FSL completed

07/17/2023

Complete negotiation of T&Cs for resource agreements

11/10/2023

Execute agreements

11/21/2023

Bid validity date

11/21/2023

Winning bid guaranteed COD

12/31/2027

Interconnection/Transmission Workshop and Bidder’s Conference: 

1.       Interconnection and Transmission Workshop:

PacifiCorp hosted a workshop for interested stakeholders and bidders to discuss the interconnection and transmission requirements for the 2022AS RFP via a webinar on May 4, 2022.

2.       Bidder’s Conference:

PacifiCorp hosted a workshop for interested stakeholders and bidders to discuss the 2022AS RFP via a webinar on May 6, 2022 and on October 20, 2022 in person at Rocky Mountain Power offices and via webinar. An updated version of the slides are posted here:

PacifiCorp 2022AS RFP – Bidder's Conference – October 20, 2022

Questions

Any questions on the 2022AS RFP or related documents can be sent to Company via email at 2022AS_RFP@PacifiCorp.com or to the IEs for Utah and Oregon at their email address above.