EE Program Solicitations Information & Resources

EventSCE's Energy Efficiency Program Solicitations: Information and Resources for Third Parties
Date/TimeFriday, January 31, 2020 12:00 AM
LocationSouthern California Edison
DocumentsCost Effectiveness Tool (CET) Training Video 1 of 3 docs
Cost Effectiveness Tool (CET) Training Input Measure Notes 2 of 3 docs
Cost Effectiveness Tool (CET) Presentation 3 of 3 docs
Third Party Work Paper Training Chapter 1 of 4
Third Party Work Paper Training Chapter 2 of 4
Third Party Work Paper Training Chapter 3 of 4
Third Party Work Paper Training Chapter 4 of 4
List of EE Third Party Contractors_Implementers SCE 2017
SCE Energy Efficiency Third Party Solicitation Bidder's Technical Training
EE PRG IE Handbook_v1.0 FINAL.pdf
Attachment A_EE PRG IE Milestones.pdf
3P Workpaper FAQs v 1.13
3DP Work Paper Development Training Nov. 2018
CPUC Workpaper Workplan
CET Workshop Presentation
Cost Effectiveness Training
CET Training
Joint IOU Solicitation Timeline v3_ 1-9-19
CET Training Video mp4
Local Residential, Commercial and Industrial EE Request for Abstract Solicitation FAQ

By 2022, SCE is targeting to have at least 60% of our Energy Efficiency (EE) programs operated by third parties. To meet this goal, various solicitations for proposed program design & implementation have been scheduled to cover a range of sectors.

  • SCE EE Local Solicitation: Phase 1 - Commercial, Industrial, Residential (Released Nov, 9 2018)
  • Statewide EE Solicitation: Lighting Program
  • SCE EE Local Solicitation: Phase 2 - Public Sector, Cross-Cutting
  • Statewide EE Solicitation: Electric Emerging Technology
  • Statewide EE Solicitation: UC/CSU/CCC Higher Education Program, Water/Wastewater Pumping, and Energy Atlas
  • SCE EE Local Solicitation: Phase 3 - Agricultural, Non-Resource

Each phase will utilize a two-stage bidding process––a Request for Abstract (RFA) stage followed by a Request for Proposal (RFP) stage. Proposal Evaluation and Proposal Management (PEPMA) is the official site to download and submit bids. All contracts executed by SCE and selected bidders that are valued at over $5million or with a term of longer than three years must be submitted to the CPUC for approval, via a Tier 2 advice letter.

Implementation plans are to be posted no later than 60 days after a third-party contract has been executed, or in the case of contracts that are required to be submitted via advice letter for Commission approval, 60 days after Commission approval of the third party contract.

Bidders are required to self-register for these upcoming SCE EE solicitation opportunities by visiting the PEPMA website. RFA & RFP submissions will be accepted through PEPMA. Please register prior to a solicitation release in order to receive a bid invitation. Once registered, your company will receive a bid invitation from SCE’s Supply Management group with opportunity details and requirements. Additionally, bid documents and related information will appearin your PEPMA account after login.

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Workpaper Development Training Nov 27. and Nov. 29, 2018 (Completed)


The California investor-owned utilities (PG&E, SCE, SCG,SDG&E) and the CPUC are hosting a training on the process and requirements for developing workpapers for new deemed measures and deemed measure updates. 

A copy of the Workpaper Training has been posted in the "Documents" section above-

Energy Efficiency Cost Effectiveness training (CET) Sessions for 3rd Party Solicitations Jan 10 & Jan 14, 2019 (Completed)

The California investor-owned utilities (IOUs include Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), The Southern California Gas Company (SCG), and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) along with the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) are hosting a training on the process and requirements for determining the cost effectiveness of programs based on the CPUC’s requirements and available tool. 

Two Energy Efficiency Cost Effectiveness Training Sessions will be held offered primarily with third party implementers in mind.  The objectives of the trainings are to:

  1. Provide an overview of cost effectiveness and the cost effectiveness tests used in energy efficiency programs and portfolios; and
  2. Demonstrate the use of the CPUC’s cost effectiveness tool (CET)

For those planning to attend, it is suggested that you visit the California Energy and Data Reporting System (CEDARS) prior to the training and request the “Community User” login for the CET, so that you may better follow along with the presentations.

Two training session opportunities will be offered, and the same content will be presented in each training.  Each will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.