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.

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 include instructions on how to submit a response and any associated deadline.

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

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ACTIVE Energy Improvement Projects:

Ongoing Requests for Qualifications

Energy Improvement Projects

Requests for Proposals & Qualifications

The following sites are soliciting bids from interested contractors to implement energy improvement projects.

ARCHIVED (closed) Opportunities:

Power Procurement:

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Power Procurement:

Power Procurement:

Business and Administration:

Proposals due by April 24, 2019 5pm PST


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 3rd 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.

2019 Renewable Energy Request for Proposals – RFP-19-401

Deadline to submit has passed

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 a year and a half, 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.

RFP Schedule

The schedule below applies to this RFP. RCEA in its sole discretion may revise the schedule.

The deadline to submit proposals has passed. 

All dates listed below are for 2019. Click on the tabs for details. 

RCEA issues RFP documents

The deadline to register for the Proposers’ conference and to submit questions to be addressed at the conference has passed.

RCEA’s 2019 Renewable Energy Request for Proposals RFP-19-401 Conference – Feb 25, 2019 11:00 AM PST

We are no longer accepting Notices of Intent to Propose

We are no longer accepting questions.

RCEA publishes answers to additional questions

Deadline to submit proposals

RCEA selects short list and begins PPA negotiations

RCEA Board approves PPA(s)

Contract execution

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Eureka, CA 95501

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