PG&E is deeply committed to create forums for community feedback and broad stakeholder input on its programs and offerings. PG&E recognizes that the wisdom and lived experience of community members can offer valuable earnings and intends to create a new Community Perspectives Council to enhance the ability of community-based organizations to offer suggestions and input on a broad variety of PG&E programs, projects, and proposals.
PG&E seeks local community-based organizations (CBOs) to join a new Advisory Council, the Community
Perspectives Council (Council). This RFP seeks CBO Bidders to work with the Council to provide input on existing and planned new energy savings programs, identify barriers to awareness of these programs and participation, and help assess where there may be gaps in coverage to meet communities’ energy and resiliency needs.
Topics for the Council input may include, for example, climate adaptation and sustainability planning, community resiliency efforts, emerging technologies, income-qualified programs, programs designed for disadvantaged communities (DACs), or other priority communities, electric vehicles (EVs), demand response, Workforce Education & Training programs, and a variety of other customer and emerging technology programs and projects.
Via this Council, PG&E aims to work collaboratively with selected CBOs representing communities across the service territory, whose experience from performing work and developing local expertise on-the-ground uniquely positions them as advisors who can add value in the development and implementation of a wide variety of PG&E energy savings customer programs.
Selected CBOs will be compensated $2,000 annually (paid quarterly) and need to commit to participate in a minimum of four (4) quarterly meetings/workshops per year; each meeting/workshop will be ~2-3 hours in length and will require ~1-2 hours of preparation time in advance of meetings for the Council.
Performance Council annual commitment:
- Minimum for Council: ~12 hours annually
- Maximum for Council: ~20 hours annually
Optional: Additional work beyond the maximum Council performance commitment, will be compensated hourly (hourly rates to be set via RFP process), as it arises, and if the Council member has capacity.
Timeline: Selected CBOs are expected to begin work in January 2022, and commit to a 2-year term, ending in December 2023.
Please see attached COA document for details.
PowerAdvocate – see attached COA document for detailed registration and documentation instructions.
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