AES is pleased to announce a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 2 GW of carbon-free energy projects to support our 24/7 portfolio of customers in the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland Interconnection (PJM) and California Independent System Operator (CAISO) markets.

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Who you are

We are looking for leaders in the renewable energy industry who can help meet the commitment these markets have made toward green and sustainable energy consumption, both in the near term and in the future.

How we’ll partner together

We are working to meet the needs of market operators, utilities, and corporate energy customers by developing and implementing solutions that enable the broad adoption of clean energy. By working together with our partners, we develop clean energy projects in targeted markets in the United States to help our customers meet their ambitious clean energy objectives.


About the RFP

AES is issuing this RFP seeking carbon-free energy projects to support 24/7 carbon-free customers in PJM and CAISO. We are seeking proposals for the purchase of up to 2,000 MW of renewable energy resources, including environmental attributes, ancillary services, and capacity / Resource Adequacy (RA) from newly constructed renewable energy projects in the PJM and/or CAISO control areas.


You may choose to submit projects for one or both markets.

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You are requested to provide either/or PPA pricing or investment structures for review. For PPAs please provide pricing for bundled energy, environmental attributes, and ancillary services, both including and excluding capacity/RA attributes for terms of [10-20 years] in PJM and CAISO.

AES will also consider joint venture structures that support the development and funding of a project or pipeline of projects from experienced developers, creating structures that leverage both parties' strengths in the development, EPC, financing and O&M fronts.

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Proposed PJM projects must have commercial operation dates (CODs) between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2025.

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Proposed CAISO projects must have commercial operation dates (CODs) between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2026.

We will consider both unit contingent and fixed hourly shape structures from new solar, new solar + battery energy storage, new and/or repowered wind, new hydropower, and energy storage resources.

The RFP process is comprised of four phases:



Expression of Interest, Statement of Qualifications, & NDA Due

March 14, 2022 @ 9:00 PM ET

Approved Bidders to receive Power Advocate Access

March 18, 2022

Respondent Questions Due

March 25, 2022

Answers to Respondents’ Questions

April 1, 2022

RFP Submissions Due

April 13, 2022 @ 9:00 PM ET

Shortlist Notification

May 30, 2022

Final Selection

August, 2022 (estimated)

Execution of PPAs

Q3/Q4 2022 (estimated)


Questions and Support

The AES RFP Evaluation Team is here to support you throughout the RFP process.

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