Part A – Tried and True
Part A of this RFP seeks to continue support for the Tried and True programs that made the STEP program successful. The programs represented in Part A are the traditional energy efficiency programs that customers have grown to expect and value. These programs are time-tested and an integral component to the success of STEP. Programs that are in Part A will support the completion of the current STEP Bridge program, and then continue in support of FlexSTEP. Part A Programs are further detailed in the attached Scope of Services (“SOS”) # 10644175. (Please see the FlexSTEP RFP for specifics.)
CPS Energy will separately consider Proposals for each of the following categories:
- Residential Programs (SOS Section 1.A.)
- Weatherization (SOS Section 1.B.)
- Commercial Programs (SOS Section 1.C.)
Program goals, budgets, and Key Performance Indicators (“KPI”) will be evaluated annually.
Part B – Innovative and New
Part B of this RFP seeks Innovative and New programs that represent new offerings designed to help customers save electricity through behavior modification, earn rebates for adopting new technology, lower carbon emissions, and remove participation barriers. Programs selected under Part B will be incorporated in the design of FlexSTEP. Responses to the FlexPower BundleSM Request for Information issued in the Summer of 2020, along with public input, helped shape the categories for Part B. Part B programs are pursuant to the attached SOS # 10658061. (Please see the FlexSTEP RFP for specifics.)
Part B - Innovative and New: CPS Energy is seeking Proposals for any of the following type of programs:
- Behavior Based Programs (SOS Section 1.A.)
- Technology Based Programs (SOS Section 1.B.)
- Equity and Market-Specific Solutions (SOS Section 1.C.)
- Carbon Reduction-Focused Solutions (SOS Section 1.D.)
- Cutting Edge and Other New Ideas (SOS Section 1.E.)
Program goals, budgets, and KPIs will be evaluated annually.
Respondents may elect to participate in either Part A, Part B, or both. Evaluation and selection of Proposals under Part A will be independent of the Proposals submitted under Part B. CPS Energy and the selected Respondent(s) will develop and execute a Statement of Work (“SOW”) based on the applicable SOS.