We have used Accion Group as our Independent Evaluator since 2003. In each RFP, Accion professionals have provided us with thorough and detailed reviews that were efficient and reasonably priced, while also avoiding "micro-managing" our process.
- Carmine A. Tilghman, Director - Renewable Energy Resources, UniSource Energy

Recent Projects

Southern California Edison Selects Accion Group to Serve as IE for its Fourth Solar Photovoltaic Program RFO

Accion Group is pleased to announce we are serving as the Independent Evaluator (IE) and providing the online solicitation platform for Southern California Edison's (SCE) Fourth Solar Photovoltaic Program Request for Offers (SPVP 4 RFO) for Product from eligible solar photovoltaic Generating Facilities.

Offers for SPVP 4 are to be submitted online by January 6, 2015. Offers can submitted individually, however, the program also encourages Offerors to submit aggregated, mutually inclusive and mutually exclusive Offers. Further information on the RFO, the schedule, and the competitive solicitation process is available online at https://scepv.accionpower.com

Accion Group Serves as Black Hill's IA for the 2014 All Source RFP

Accion Group was selected to serve as the Independent Auditor for Black Hills to oversee the solicitation of proposals through a combined Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for resources over varying contractual terms for seasonal firm market purchases to cover the summer peak capacity needs in 2017, 2018 and 2019 (approximately 42 MW, 29 MW and 33 MW respectively).

Black Hills was also seeking to acquire up to 60 MW of renewable resources ("eligible energy" resources as defined by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission rules) through this solicitation.

Bids were received through July 31, 2014. Further information about this RFP can be found online at https://bhe2014rfp.accionpower.com

Southern California Edison Selects Accion to Serve as IE for its RAM RFO

Accion Group served as the Independent Evaluator (IE) for SCE's Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM) program, which was designed and operated online at http://sceram.accionpower.com. The semi-annual auction was conducted on-line as a paper-less solicitation.

The first auction was conducted in November of 2011, the second in July of 2012, the third in December of 2012, and the fourth in June of 2013. Accion reviewed all protocols, documents and applications of criteria during the development of the program and was responsible for validating the evaluation of all Offers. The most recent Auction, RAM 5, received Offers in June of 2014.

Accion Group Serves as Georgia Power Company's IE for the ASI and ASI-Prime RFP


Accion Group was selected to serve as the Independent Evaluator for Georgia Power Company (GPC) to oversee the solicitation of proposals through a combined Requests for Proposal (RFP) to fulfill the remaining 70 MW from the Advanced Solar Initiative (ASI) portfolio and the 425 MW approved in the 2013 Integrated Resource Plan.

Accion Group collaborated with GPC to launch the new ASI and ASI-Prime online solicitation platform, which includes a separate Self Build silo. The website was released on December 19, 2013, and the bidding period ended on April 30, 2014.

Additional information for interested parties is available on the website, located at http://gpasi.accionpower.com.

Southern California Edison Selects Accion Group to Implement Online Platform for its ReMAT Program


The CPUC issued a statewide order to implement the Renewable Market Adjusting Tariff (ReMAT) FIT program. SCE started accepting Program Participation Requests (PPRs) on October 1, 2013.

Accion Group Releases Website for San Diego Gas & Electric's ReMAT Program


The CPUC issued a statewide order to implement the Renewable Market Adjusting Tariff (ReMAT) FIT program. SDG&E started accepting Program Participation Requests (PPRs) on October 1, 2013.

Pacific Gas & Electric Selects Accion Group to Design Online Platform for ReMAT Platform


The CPUC issued a statewide order to implement the Renewable Market Adjusting Tariff (ReMAT) FiT Program. PG&E started accepting Program Participation Requests (PPRs) on October 1, 2013.

Accion Group Releases Bonneville Power Administration's Oversupply Management Protocol Website

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) selected Accion Group to serve as the Independent Evaluator and to provide the online solicitation platform for its Oversupply Management Protocol. This platform was specifically created for the administration of cost displacement by generators who were pre-identified by BPA to participate. This website has limited accessibility as it is open exclusively for generators in the BPA territory. In March of 2013 a new silo was released.
The website may be found at https://oversupply.accionpower.com.

HECO Feed-In-Tariff (FIT)

Accion Group designed and currently operates Hawaiian Electric Company's Feed-In Tariff Program, managed through Accion's competitive procurement website service. With the HECO FIT program, our website was modified to function as a three-tiered, non-competitive queue. Any individual, small business, or other entity can submit a standardized FIT application directly through the website and be entered into a queue to sell renewable energy to Hawaiian Electric. The HECO website is currently in the redesigning stages.Visit the HECO-IO website to see Accion's RFP procurement website service

Georgia Public Service Commission

Accion Group has served as Independent Evaluator for the solicitation of energy and capacity for Georgia Power Company for RFPs with deliveries beginning in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016; solicited supplies for 7 to 40 years. Accion Group also served as Independent Monitor for the solicitation of 80,000 MWh of electricity from renewable resources, with a particular interest in procuring electricity from solar photovoltaic sources. Accion Group designed and operates the website through which all RFP information is available to bidders.

View Accion's competitive procurement website designed for the Georgia Public Service Commission

Accion Group Serves as Construction Monitor for Vogtle Nuclear Station

Accion Group advised Georgia regulators on the proposed construction of two additional nuclear units at the Vogtle Nuclear Station. Our review was conducted as part of our evaluation of a solicitation for proposals in completion with the self-build proposal of Georgia Power Company. Accion?s consultants evaluated the construction planning, terms for contractual services, and the cost projection structuring. Our evaluation also included decommissioning planning, cost projections, sufficiency of the existing decommissioning trust balances, and review of ISFSI planning. Accion Group consultants provide periodic review of the construction of these units on behalf of the Georgia regulators.

McDonough Plant at Georgia Power

Accion Group served as the Independent Monitor for Georgia Power's construction and eventual operation of a 2,590 MW generating facility at McDonough. As the Independent Monitor during the construction of "McDonough 4, 5 and 6", Accion Group monitored the construction schedule and budget, evaluated the planned technology and the costs of materials, supplies, and labor, and evaluated the planned financing of the plant, the estimated costs of operation, projected future capital requirements, and overall financial impact of the project.

During this supply-side resource construction project, Accion's consultants provided the Georgia Public Service Commission and the Georgia Power Company with quarterly monitoring reports. The McDonough project was completed in 2013.