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Pioneer Community Energy 2021
Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for
Long-Term California RPS-Eligible Renewable Energy

Pioneer Community Energy (“Pioneer”), a multi-jurisdictional Community Choice Aggregation (“CCA”) program with membership comprising the cities of Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, Placerville and Rocklin, the town of Loomis, and the unincorporated areas of Placer and El Dorado counties (together, the “Member Agencies”), is requesting proposals for long-term, California Renewables Portfolio Standard (“RPS”) eligible renewable energy products with initial deliveries commencing during the 2022, 2023 and/or 2024 calendar years (as further clarified below). Following its anticipated expansion in El Dorado County and the City of Placerville in 2022, Pioneer anticipates serving over 160,000 electric accounts with annual retail sales approximating 1,800 GWh.

In consideration of current long-term renewable energy contracting requirements, as imposed by SB 350, and planned expansion activities, Pioneer anticipates certain open positions for such products. This RFP is intended to support future Portfolio Content Category 1 (“PCC1” or “Bucket 1”) energy requirements through long-term power purchase agreements with one or more qualified counterparties.


By participating in this RFP, each respondent acknowledges that it has read, understands, and agrees to the terms and conditions set forth in these instructions. Pioneer reserves the right to reject any offer that does not comply with these requirements. Furthermore, Pioneer may, in its sole discretion and without notice, modify, extend, suspend, or terminate this RFP without further obligation or liability to any respondent. This RFP does not constitute an offer to buy or create an obligation for Pioneer to enter into an agreement with any party, and Pioneer shall not be bound by the terms of any offer until Pioneer has entered into a duly authorized and fully executed agreement.


Pioneer Community Energy Request for Proposal
Pioneer Community Energy RFP Workbook


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2021 RFP Long-Term California RPS-Eligible Renewable Energy

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