Contracting Opportunities

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority leads and collaborates on many projects that require third-party service providers to participate in a process of public bidding or to provide project expertise or assistance. Trainings, workshops, rebates, and promotional materials help contractors sell projects. We completed over 45 contractor-led energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in 2019-20. New opportunities to work with RCEA will soon be available.

Current and recent solicitations are listed below. The full Requests and any supporting documents can be viewed and/or downloaded below as a Portable Document Format (PDF), which includes instructions on how to submit a response and any associated deadline.

Certification Opportunities: Your Business May be Eligible for Certification under the CPUC Supplier Clearinghouse


Below are requests for qualifications, proposals, and information from appropriate parties in the community by various departments at RCEA

Power Procurement

New community-scale renewable energy generation projects in RCEA’s service territory that are up to 1 megawatt in capacity.

Please visit our Feed-In Tariff page.

RCEA Mid-Terms RA-NOI-2021

July 19, 2021
Redwood Coast Energy Authority will seek proposals for incremental Resource Adequacy to further its contributions to the reliability of the California power grid and to fulfill its procurement obligations pursuant to the California Public Utilities Commission’s Decision Requiring Procurement to Address Mid-Term Reliability for 2023-2026. Pursuant to RCEA’s adopted goals of local power resource development, preference will be given to projects located within the Humboldt Local Capacity Area.

Respondents will be required to demonstrate progress toward site control, interconnection, and permitting as part of their response.

Tentative Schedule
September 2021 – Issuance of RFO
October 2021 – Proposals due
November 2021 – Approval of shortlist
Q1 2022 – Negotiation and approval of contracts

Prospective respondents are not required to respond to this NOI to be eligible for offer consideration.


Energy Improvement Projects

Requests for Proposals & Qualifications

Advanced Transportation

None currently

Ongoing Requests for Qualifications

Planning and Administration

None currently

Transmission lines from Humboldt County


Mattole USD Solar PV project (PDF)

Addendum 1 (PDF)

Addendum 2 (PDF)

JOB WALK CANCELLED: Postponed until further notice. No mandatory attendance required.



11:00 a.m., May 27, 2021

Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) is soliciting bids from interested contractors for the Arcata Community Center Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Installation (Project). The goal of the project is to install either two (base bid) or four (base plus additive bid) electric vehicle charging stations at the Arcata Community Center. The price shall be full compensation for all preparation, erection, and installation of the materials provided by RCEA, and for all labor, equipment, tools, and incidentals necessary to complete the project. Estimated project value is $25,000.00. RCEA has already received approval for all required permits and will provide the new charging station hardware to be installed. All work must be completed by July 13, 2021.

For complete details please see the INVITATION FOR BIDS.

Power Procurement:

RCEA and seven other CCAs are seeking to acquire up to 500 MWs of capacity, energy, any associated ancillary products, and resource adequacy (“Full Toll”) or simply Resource Adequacy (“RA Only”) from long-duration energy storage projects. Responses are due December 1, 2020 at 5:00 PST.

Download the Request for Offers Protocol and Appendix A Offer Form from the Silicon Valley Clean Energy Long Duration Storage RFO website to submit an offer.

Here is a fact sheet if you would like more information.

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) launched its Community Choice Energy program for Humboldt County, California in May of 2017 with the following core goal:

Maximize the use of local renewable energy while providing competitive rates to customers.

The Community Choice Energy program has now been serving some 60,000 customers for over two and a half years, with approximately 700,000 MWh of annual load and over $2 million in bill savings relative to the investor-owned utility generation rates customers would otherwise pay.

Additionally, the electricity revenue from this program is redirected into community-driven energy choices, including procuring local biomass electricity, development of an offshore wind energy industry in California with Humboldt Bay as a leading hub, and RCEA’s first solar-with-storage generation asset, planned for the California Redwood Coast – Humboldt County Airport.

To further maximize the use of our local renewable energy resources, RCEA has launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) with the goal of entering into long-term Power Purchase Agreement(s) (PPA) with one or more renewable energy facilities located in or to be located in Humboldt and surrounding northern California counties, including Del Norte, Siskiyou, Modoc, Trinity, Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma.


Request for Proposal Documents

In addition to this solicitation, RCEA will be issuing a Feed-In Tariff this May for new projects one MW and under to be built in our service area. Please consider this alternative opportunity to provide power to RCEA’s portfolio.


RCEA’s 2019 Renewable Energy Request for Proposals Conference – For RFP-19-401

February 25, 2019

RFP Results

We received proposals from thirteen companies and, after a careful review process by a team of RCEA staff and outside energy experts, have identified three companies that will be presented to the Board for consideration at its June meeting.

The PPAs currently being considered are:

  • A fifteen-year contract for 80 MW of capacity from Terra-Gen LLC’s planned Humboldt Wind energy project on Monument and Bear River Ridges near Scotia.
  • A twelve-year contract for 50 MW of capacity from Candela Renewables LLC’s planned 200 MW solar project located in western Fresno County.
  • A fifteen-year contract for the full 5.5 MW capacity of Snow Mountain Hydro LLC’s existing Cove hydropower project in Shasta County.

For more details visit our Power Procurement page.

RCEA is currently conducting a Request for Proposals for Behind-the-Meter Distributed Resource Adequacy (DER RFP) that is open to vendors who previously qualified under RCEA’s Request for Qualifications. To be eligible for the DER RFP, vendors had to respond to the open RFQ by March 13, 2020 and be approved by a review team of RCEA staff.

The DER RFP aims to develop 5 megawatts of energy storage and distributed resource capacity behind customer meters at preferred sites in Humboldt County, including public agencies and schools, low-income homes and businesses, and other sites within high fire threat areas. The main objectives of the program are 1) resource adequacy value, 2) critical energy resiliency during grid outages, 3) customer utility cost savings, and 4) grid decarbonization.

Materials related to the DER RFP will be emailed directly to RCEA’s approved vendor list.

Prop 39:

Planning and Administration:

(Closed) The Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) is soliciting proposals for financial audit services and will receive them until 5pm PST on April 24, 2019. The general scope of services includes audit of RCEA’s annual financial statements. A complete scope of the services to be performed by the successful proposer are described in the attached Request for Proposal for Professional Auditing Services.

Any questions regarding this RFP should be directed to Lori Biondini, Director of Business Planning and Finance, RCEA, 633 Third Street, Eureka, CA, 95501; 707-269-1700 x316;

RCEA is a local government joint powers agency located in Eureka, CA. RCEA’s revenue consists of grants, contracts, and retail electricity sales.

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