Title: RFP 116935 Customer Energy Solutions (CES) Service Suppliers
Contract Value (Range): Variable
Location: Various PG&E Territories
Response Deadline: January 31, 2022
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (www.pge.com), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation, is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco with more than 23,000 employees, the company is the primary natural gas and electric service provider for Northern and Central California. The company’s 70,000-square-mile service area stretches from Eureka to the north to Bakersfield in the south and from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Sierra Nevada in the east. PG&E delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to 16 million people.
Supply Chain Responsibility Requirements:
The selected Bidder will be asked to comply with PG&E’s Supply Chain Responsibility policies and procedures at: https://www.pge.com/en_US/for-our-business-partners/purchasing-program/suppliers/supply-chainresponsibility/current-suppliers.page?ctx=large-business; and will need to provide a detailed description of their internal, specific, supplier responsibility program and practices.
Suppliers, as well as their employees, sub-contractors and sub-suppliers, must adhere to the principles and standards outlined in our Supplier Code of Conduct as they provide goods and services to PG&E. Review Code and understand its obligations here:
Contract Opportunity Description:
PG&E is seeking high-quality evaluation and research support for Customer Energy Solutions (CES),
including Energy Efficiency (EE), Demand Response (DR), and Distributed Generation (DG) programs.
These programs are offered to commercial, agricultural, industrial and/or residential customers with the goals to produce long-term energy and demand savings, shift customer energy demand, generate
capacity to the grid, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The research and program
evaluations are to assess program design and operations, so as to reduce operation barriers, improve
program performance, and inform policy refinement. A qualified consultant should have strong
communication (oral and written) and project management skills to meet all schedules and deadlines
while continuously producing quality product and controlling costs.
1) Lead role in evaluating energy efficiency, demand response, and/or distributed generation programs and projects;
2) Capability to analyze all aspects of energy efficiency, demand response, and/or distributed generation programs and projects, financial as well as technical;
3) Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to write clear, concise technical reports;
4) Specific knowledge and experience concerning energy end-use technologies in area of indicated
Program-level requirements are listed below. PG&E does not expect bidders to have
expertise in every single area.
1. Energy Efficiency
• Experience in performing and reviewing: energy efficiency calculations, measurement and
verification, building simulation models, billing analysis and other forms of complex data
analysis for deemed, custom, and meter-based measures and projects.
• Experience in analyzing customer behaviors in relation to energy efficiency
• Experience in identifying and quantifying non-energy benefits of EE programs
• Expertise in EE deemed measure work paper development; able to develop new measure
packages and update existing published measure packages based on DEER resolution
updates and enter results in the eTRM.
• Experience in communicating results with Utility staff , Commission Staff, and the California
Technical Forum (CalTF)
• Familiarity and experience with California Energy Efficiency programs and market strategies
delivered by Utilities and other Program Administrators
• Experience in various market segments (including Commercial, Residential, Industrial and
Agricultural) as well as the evolving needs of those markets and the technologies and
services that may meet those needs.
• Expertise in EE program evaluation (including evaluability, early measurement and
evaluation of impact, effectiveness, program theory and logic models, and process
evaluations) and market studies for deemed, custom, and meter-based platforms.
• Experience in technical writing to communicate Project findings to a broad audience with
varying knowledge of the Energy Efficiency landscape.
• Expertise with sources of energy savings data including the Database for Energy Efficiency
Resources (DEER) / California electronic Technical Reference Manual (eTRM) as well as
other recognized studies and sources that are acceptable for use in work paper development.
2. Distributed Generation
• Familiarity and experience with DG programs, which include the California Solar Initiative,
California Solar Initiative Thermal, Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing, and Self -Generation
• Technical expertise in application review, including evaluation of expected performance of
DG technologies, incentive calculations, and application verification. Ad-hoc technical
• Expertise in field evaluation, testing, and verification of DG technologies
3. Demand Response
• Familiarity with PG&E demand response programs, critical pricing programs and time-of-use
• Familiarity with the regulatory environment in California that dictates DR programs and
• Expertise in conducting impact evaluations in compliance with the Demand Response Load
• Expertise in conducting process evaluations
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