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 Power Procurement:

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

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 is launching 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 is planning to issue a Feed-In Tariff in the near future for new projects 1 MW and under to be built in our service area. Please consider this alternative opportunity to provide power to RCEA’s portfolio and watch our website for announcement of this tariff.

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

Feb 25, 2019 11:00 AM PST

Registration for the conference is closed.

The deadline to register and for submitting questions to be addressed at the conference was February 19, 2019 at 4pm PST.

RFP Schedule

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

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

RCEA issues RFP documents

Deadline to register for Proposers’ conference and to submit questions to be addressed at conference

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


Deadline to submit Notice of Intent to Propose

Deadline to submit additional questions

RCEA publishes answers to additional questions

Deadline to submit proposals

RCEA publishes short list and begins PPA negotiations

RCEA Board approves PPA(s)

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ACTIVE Energy Improvement Projects:


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

ARCHIVED (closed) Opportunties:

Power Procurement:

Prop 39 and Energy Watch:

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