SF power changes charging forward

Next Friday, a key a vote is expected to take place that would authorize the issuance of a request for proposals for Community Choice Aggregation, commonly referred to as CleanPowerSF, a city effort underway to supply cleaner power, more energy created by renewable resources like wind, to customers than is currently supplied.

A draft request for proposals was released late Thursday afternoon.

Responses to the RFP are expected to be due on Dec. 29. The draft rfp seeks a “single proposer to provide comprehensive energy procurement, resource generation development and customer and administrative services.” Experience sought includes long-term power purchase agreements, development renewable electricity resources and experience working on city projects. The contract would be no less than five years with expected revenue from CCA customers at $350 million annually.

The plan includes the possibility of issuing city revenue bonds to help finance the development of renewable resources” in the early years of the contract. Pacific Gas and Electric customers would be automatically signed up for CCA, but could opt out.

The renewable energy targets set in the draft RFP are a mix of 40 percent of renewable energy by 2012 and 51 percent by 2017. Energy rates must be competitive with PG & E.

The Board of Supervisors Government Audit and Oversight Committee will hold a joint meeting with the Local Agency Formation Commission – both are chaired by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, who has been a leader in pushing for CCA—to vote on an ordinance that would authorize the issuance of the rfp by the general manager of the Public Utilities Commission, a post held by Ed Harrington.
 

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