Bay Area Regional Renewable Energy Project

Latest News: Bay Area Regional Renewable Energy Project Contract Negotiations Begin with Two Solar Providers

About the Program

A major collaborative solar project is underway in the San Francisco Bay Area—the Regional Renewable Energy Procurement (R-REP) Project, which focuses on finding and developing viable solar projects on public agency facilities across Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties. Workforce development agencies and building trades have been actively engaged in the planning process to ensure maximum regional benefits from this project.

Project Scope

  • Region: East and South San Francisco Bay Area
  • Public agency participants: Counties, cities, and special districts in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties
  • Solar PV: rooftop, carport, ground-mount, shade structures; Fuel Cells; Solar Thermal
  • Goal: Procure up to 30 MW of new renewable energy generation for public agencies in the participating region through a group purchasing program

Project Status and Important Dates (Q2 2014)

  • 187 potential sites vetted and included in the RFP, with over 31 MW of potential capacity
  • RFP issued by County of Alameda on September 18, 2013
  • Qualifications Submitted by 20 Vendors on October 22, 2013
  • 17 Vendors notified as being qualified to submit proposals on October 29, 2013
  • Proposals Submitted by 14 Vendors on January 14, 2014
  • Memo of recommendation to award submitted to Alameda County Board of Supervisors on April 7, 2014
  • Contract terms under negotiation with recommended Vendors in Q2 2014

Project Participants

  • Alameda County
    • County of Alameda
    • Alameda County Fire Department
    • City of Berkeley
    • City of Emeryville
    • City of Fremont
    • City of Oakland
    • Hayward Area Recreation and Park District
    • University of California-Berkeley
  • Contra Costa County
    • Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
    • City of Richmond
    • City of Walnut Creek
    • County of Contra Costa
  • San Mateo County
    • City of Foster City
    • City of Menlo Park
    • City of Redwood City
    • County of San Mateo
  • Santa Clara County
    • City of Cupertino
    • City of Mountain View

For more information visit:

Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network – Regional Renewable Energy Procurement Website
Alameda County Regional Renewable Energy Project Website
East Bay Leadership Council
Diablo Innovation Alliance, an initiative of the Contra Costa Economic Partnership

Optony Inc.

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