The Northwest Power and Conservation Council is requesting proposals to develop a model that Council staff will use to develop Demand Response supply curves. The Council is seeking to use this model in the forthcoming Eighth Plan.
The Council requests a Contractor to develop a model to estimate achievable technical demand response potential as a function of levelized cost for a variety of demand response products that could be implemented across the Pacific Northwest region as well as for the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) territory. The model should allow for the assessment of both firm (i.e. dispatchable) and non-firm (i.e. tariff based) DR. This model will only consider electric DR (i.e. not natural gas or other fuels) and be limited to developing supply curves based on the cost of the resource and achievable technical potential. No cost-effectiveness assessment within the model is required. The Contractor will not be estimating the potential; rather, the Contractor is simply building a model that Council staff can use to make these estimates in a robust way.
Proposals must be delivered electronically, no later than 5:00 p.m. PDT on Friday, May 28, 2018. Click here for more information including the full RFP.