PacifiCorp’s 2020 All-Source Request for Proposals

PacifiCorp received approval for its RFP and schedule in Utah Docket No. 20-035-05 and in Oregon Docket UM 2059 on July 2.  Please consult the dockets on the respective commission websites regarding the regulatory proceeding.

PacifiCorp established an action item out of PacifiCorp’s 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to conduct an all-source RFP in 2020 (2020AS RFP). The 2019 IRP preferred portfolio includes 1,823 megawatts (MW) of new proxy solar resources co-located with 595 MW of new proxy battery energy storage system (BESS) capacity and 1,920 MW of new proxy wind resources by the end of 2023.  Note, these figures for solar and wind exclude resource capacity to meet assumed customer preference targets that were included in the 2019 IRP preferred portfolio.

Under 2020AS 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 2020AS RFP will consider both build-transfer and power purchase agreement bids that can achieve commercial operation by December 31, 2024. In addition, PacifiCorp will accept bids from long-lead time pumped storage hydro resources requiring longer lead time to develop and construct that places the project completion beyond December 31, 2024.

PacifiCorp will not be submitting any self-build (benchmark) resources in the 2020AS RFP.

PacifiCorp Transmission has replaced its existing “serial queue” interconnection study process with a “first-ready, first-served, cluster” interconnection study approach as approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on May 12, 2020 and set forth in its Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT). The 2020AS RFP conforms to PacifiCorp Transmission interconnection queue reform including its transition interconnection cluster study process and schedule.  As such, potential bidders should review and clearly understand PacifiCorp Transmission’s interconnection queue reform process, specifically the transition cluster study process, eligibility criteria, and timeline which plays an important role in the 2020AS RFP.

Two Independent Evaluators (IEs) will provide oversight services on the 2020AS RFP for the Public Service Commission of Utah and the Public Utility Commission of Oregon.  Contact information is shown below.

OREGON – PA Consulting
2020AS_IE@PAConsulting.com
Charles Janecek - 303-250-5060

UTAH – Merrimack Energy
MerrimackIE@merrimackenergy.com
Wayne Oliver – 781- 856-0007

Schedule: 

The indicative schedule for the 2020AS RFP, subject to change, is shown below.

Milestone

Date

Day

RFP Issued to market

07/07/2020

Tuesday

Bidder Workshop

07/09/2020

Thursday

Notice of Intent to Bid due

07/20/2020

Monday

Last day for RFP questions to IEs for Q&A

08/03/2020

Monday

RFP bids due

08/10/2020

Monday

Bid eligibility screening completed

08/17/2020

Monday

Initial Shortlist (ISL) scoring/ranking completed

09/04/2020

Friday

IRP modeling generates ISL

10/05/2020

Monday

IEs' review of ISL completed

10/09/2020

Friday

PacifiCorp notifies bidders selected to ISL

10/14/2020

Wednesday

ISL bidders notify Pac Trans to enter cluster study

10/15/2020

Thursday

Capacity factor and BESS evaluation on ISL started

10/19/2020

Monday

Begin contract review and negotiations with ISL (subject to OAR waiver)

10/19/2020

Monday

Capacity factor and BESS evaluation on ISL completed

01/31/2021

Sunday

Complete contract negotiations on near final draft with bidders

03/31/2021

Wednesday

Cluster study results posted to OASIS / bidders notified by Pac Trans

04/15/2021

Thursday

Bidders provide ISL price update including cluster study results

04/22/2021

Thursday

Submit updated bids to IRP modeling

04/27/2021

Tuesday

IRP modeling generates Final Shortlist (FSL)

05/20/2021

Thursday

Final Shortlist (FSL) selected

05/25/2021

Tuesday

IEs' review of FSL Completed

06/01/2021

Tuesday

Complete negotiation of T&Cs for resource agreements

10/15/2021

Friday

Execute Agreements

11/08/2021

Monday

Any questions on the 2020AS RFP or related documents can be sent to Company via email at RFPAllsource@pacificorp.com or to the IEs for Utah and Oregon at their email address above.

PacifiCorp will provide further updates on the status and schedule of its 2020AS RFP on this webpage as they become available.

2020 All-Source RFP

Documents

This page was last updated July 31, 2020.