The purpose of this Request for Proposals is to hire an experienced, full-service Contractor team (composed of a Contractor and Subcontractors) that can provide technical assistance on the recent CEC Demand Scenarios Project. Demand scenarios and their assessments provide objective, independent information and are vital inputs into setting or periodically reassessing California’s energy and GHG emission reduction goals. These scenario assessments can provide a sense of how easy or difficult it may be to achieve those goals and provide insights into the need for incentives or programs that target customers and industries that may not adapt through market forces alone.
The technical assistance includes, but is not limited to, adapting the existing Adapted-PATHWAYS Model or creating a new model to make annual energy demand projections by electric planning area covering the entire state that reflects user-defined input assumptions, forecasting annual energy demand projections for various sectors and fuels, and their corresponding GHG emissions; translating annual electric energy projections into 8760 hourly load projections by CEC planning areas; assessing demand flexibility and DER potential; helping staff develop the framework for long-term statewide energy demand scenarios; and managing any subcontractor products.
The contractor hired under the Request for Proposals will also provide technical assistance to Energy Commission staff in efforts to develop various types of scenarios, including additional measures incorporated into GHG emission reduction planning by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in their 2022 Scoping Plan Scenario and incorporated into energy planning by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in their 2023 Integrated Resources Plan.
For information about scope of work and deliverables, see Page 11 of the RFP document listed in Supporting Documents, below.
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