PGE has issued a 2023 All-Source Request for Proposal – an important step in helping us acquire new clean energy resources and decarbonize Oregon’s power supply. The right mix of energy resources in the right locations can lower energy costs for our communities and ensure reliable power for customers.
Through this RFP, we are looking to procure renewable energy and non-emitting dispatchable resources to meet identified 2026 capacity and energy needs.
Please visit this page for relevant notices, common questions and their answers, documents related to the RFP process and to learn how to bid into the RFP.
Read more: PGE issues 2023 All-Source Request for Proposal: Five Things to Know
To achieve our 2030 emissions reduction target while maintaining reliability, PGE plans to add a significant amount of clean energy resources to our portfolio. Brett Greene, Senior Director of Resource Acquisition, shares the types of resources PGE is pursuing and the role they play in our 2023 Clean Energy & Integrated Resource Plan. Learn more at portlandgeneral.com/resourceplanning.
Included below are PGE’s draft documents for the 2023 All-Source RFP as filed May 19, 2023 with the OPUC.
2023 All-Source RFP draft documents
2023 All-Source RFP Main Document
Bid Form Draft - This is the final bid form from the 2021 RFP. The 2023 bid form will likely be similar, but please do not use this file for 2023 RFP purposes.
In partnership with OPUC Staff and Stakeholders, PGE has developed the following schedule.
The RFP schedule is designed to make timely progress toward PGE’s capacity needs and HB 2021 compliance requirements and is subject to change based on regulatory timing. PGE will update the schedule to reflect any timing changes.
January 30, 2023 –PGE files waiver with Commission to extend services of Bates White, who served as the 2021 RFP IE.
March 2, 2023 – Public workshop in advance of PGE’s draft
May 19, 2023 - PGE submits final draft Renewable RFP to OPUC for approval.
July 14, 2023 – Notice of Intent to Bid due.
August 21, 2023 - PGE issues Final RFP.
August 25, 2023 - Post-issuance bidder conference.
September 15, 2023 – Benchmark bid due.
October 6, 2023 — RFP bids from Bidders due.
October 30, 2023 - Initial shortlist identified.*
November 17, 2023 – Best and final price update.*
January 23, 2024 — PGE submits request for acknowledgment of shortlist to OPUC.* **
Q2 2024 – Final contracts executed with winning Bidders as applicable.*
*These dates are subject to change depending on the quantity and complexity of bids received and should circumstances require.
**Barring any major schedule changes in regulatory docket LC 80, PGE would not intend to submit this request prior to the CEP/IRP acknowledgement date, which is currently targeted for 1/25/24.