RFO for Long Term Renewable PPAs

Desert Community Energy (DCE) seeks to enter into one or more long-term (10-20 year) Power Purchase Agreement(s) (PPA) with Portfolio Content Category One (PCC1) renewable energy facilities via this Request for Offers (RFO).  Eligible technology types include solar (stand-alone or co-located with storage), wind (stand-alone or co-located with storage) and small hydro.

Offer documents governing this RFO, including Solicitation Protocol, Offer Form, and Term Sheet are listed below. Please reply to TEArfo@teainc.org by June 3, 2020 with any questions related to this RFO.  Responses to questions received have been posted on this page on June 8, 2020.  Proposals shall be submitted to TEArfo@teainc.org by Monday, June 15, 5:00 pm PPT for consideration.

PRODUCT DETAILS (More specific eligible project criteria can be found in the Solicitation Protocol document)

Buyer:                               DCE

Product:                           PCC1 Bundled Renewable Energy and RECs, capacity attributes, ancillary services

Installed Capacity:          5 MW minimum

Annual Volume:             15,000 – 200,000 MWh

Term:                                10 to 20 years (starting between Jan 2021 and Dec 2024)


Milestone Date in 2020
Issuance of RFO May 22
Questions from Potential Respondents Due June 3
FAQ Posted on DCE Websites June 8
Proposals Due June 15 – 5:00PM PPT
Proposal Review and Evaluation Mid June – Late June
Notification of Initial Shortlisted Respondents July 6
Interviews of Initial Shortlisted Respondents Early – Mid July
Notification of Final Shortlisted Respondents July 21
Contract Negotiations Late July – Late September
Board Approval of Contracts September 21 or October 19 (Tentative)



  • At its sole discretion, DCE reserves the right to define and modify evaluation criteria at any time, accept or reject any offers, and modify, extend or terminate this solicitation at any time and for any reason.
  • Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, no proposal, bid, offer, or proposed transaction (however described) shall be binding upon DCE except pursuant to a written agreement signed by DCE and the counterparty.
  • Any awards in this solicitation are subject to successful negotiation of credit, contract(s) and approval of DCE’s Board.