The California Energy Commission will conduct a workshop to discuss renewable integration and the flexibility of California's electricity system. Robert B. Weisenmiller, the chair of the Energy Commission and lead commissioner for electricity and natural gas will lead the meeting. Commissioner David Hochschild, lead for the 2018 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update (2018 IEPR Update), will also participate. Other Commissioners from the Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) may also participate in the workshop. A quorum of commissioners from the CPUC or the Energy Commission may be attending, but no votes will be taken.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
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While California's Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires that load-serving entities increase their procurement of renewable energy from no less than 25 percent of retail sales by the end of 2016 to 50 percent by 2030, meeting 2030 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets established by the California Air Resources Board will likely entail a higher percentage. Under a "high electrification scenario," achieving 2050 GHG emission reduction goals will require that 75 to 80 percent or more of California's electricity come from renewable sources. Electricity demand may be 60 percent greater than it is today as the industrial and transportation sectors shift from fossil fuels to electricity as their primary energy source.
Integrating large quantities of renewable generation, much of it solar, will require an increasingly resilient electricity system. In the near-term, this means a flexible fleet of natural gas-fired generators and increasing regionalization of renewable and other zerocarbon energy procurement. Over the longer term, it will require the increased deployment of existing clean technologies, lower costs for maturing technologies, such as plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles and multi-hour battery storage, and advancements in such technologies as biofuel and hydrogen production.
Increasing the resiliency of California's electricity system was a topic in the 2017 IEPR. The workshop will update the discussion by providing information about significant developments during the past year, consistent with the 2018 IEPR Update scoping order.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Sacramento, CA 95814
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