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
LBNL EE-DR Presentation

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 - Residential, Commercial & Industrial

              - RFP Released to Market    July 24, 2019

              - Bidder's Conference            July 31,2019

              - Deadline for Bidders to Submit Offers August 23, 2019

  • Statewide EE Solicitation: Lighting Program  

              - RFA Released to Market    June 27, 2019

              - Bidder's Conference            July 08,2019

              - Deadline for Bidders to Submit Offers July 25, 2019                                                   

  • 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 register to receive information and be included in the bid interest list. SAP/ARIBA is the official website to download and submit bids. All contracts executed by SCE and selected bidders that are valued at over $5 million or with a term of longer than three (3) 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 their company contact information for these upcoming SCE EE solicitation opportunities by visiting the PEPMA website. RFA & RFP submissions will be accepted through the SAP/ARIBA website. Please register on PEPMA 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. Theactual RFA & RFP submissions will be accepted through SAP/ARIBA. Therefore,bidders will also need to register on the SAP/ARIBA website as well. Information can be found at the link below under "Additional Resources:

    Visit for more information and resources.

    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.

    NEW EVENT- Integration of Demand Response Controls into Energy Efficiency Retrofits CPUC Energy Division Webinar Monday, June 3, 2019

    Dear Energy Efficiency vendors and contractors:

    Please save the date for a webinar the California Public Utility Commission's Energy Division is hosting from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 3, 2019.

    The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) will feature a webinar sharing concepts and findings that are reflected in the Energy Efficiency business plan Decision (D.18-05-041) Section 2.4.2, regarding the integration of demand response controls into energy efficiency retrofits.

    This Decision called for third-party approaches to a limited integration of demand response (DR) lighting and HVAC controls in small, medium and large commercial buildings, as well as DR for HVAC controls in residences, the latter specifically to support the residential transition to time-of-use rates. The Decision dedicated some $23 million per year statewide to support these DR control integration efforts.

    Below is the call-in information and a webinar link to join the webinar. The LBNL PowerPoint is posted above in "Documents" and an audio recording of the webinar will be posted to this site after the event.

    Link to join Webinar:

    Call: +1 669 900 6833

       or +1 646 558 8656

    Meeting ID: 907 424 684

    EventEnergy Efficiency Statewide New Construction Program: Abstracts/Proposals # 92647
    Date/TimeFriday, June 28, 2019 12:00 AM

    Register with PowerAdvocate at this link:

    Pursuant to the CPUC D.18-05-041,Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”) on behalf of the Statewide Investor-Owned Utilities (IOUs) is issuing a Request for Abstracts (“RFA”) from Third-Party (“3P”) Energy Efficiency (EE) program implementers to design, propose, and implement statewide residential and nonresidential new construction EE program(s).  3P EE programs resulting from this solicitation will contribute toward the IOUs’ 3P outsourcing milestones established by the CPUC in D.18-01-004 and Statewide IOUs’ outsourcing targets established in D.16-08-019.


    This is a two-stage solicitation process: First is the RFA where PG&E will collect Bidder’s program ideas; and only Bidder’s selected in the RFA will be invited to participate in the  Request for Proposals (RFP) to submit their full program viability, cost-effectiveness and implementation details.


    Bidder Abstracts need to be a high-level summary of their program design, innovation and implementer experience and capabilities.

    All RFA related information will be posted on the PG&E’s Solicitations Website and available within PowerAdvocate when this RFA is released.


    This RFA is scheduled to release between May 28 – June 4, 2019.


    This RFA’s Bidder’s conference is currently scheduled on June 6, 2019 between 9 am-11am PST via WebEx.  This date is subject to change.


    This RFA Bidder Response Due Date is  June 28, 2019.

    PG&E EE Solicitations website: