Energy Commission development of a Strategic Plan for distributed generation will serve as a guidance document for the coordination of activities related to the deployment of distributed generation in the State of California. The Plan will also chart a clear path for the Energy Commission's own distributed generation activities.
To begin the strategic planning process, the Energy Commission's Energy Facility Siting Committee (Commissioner Robert Laurie, Presiding Member, and Commissioner Robert Pernell, Associate Member) held a workshop on February 5, 2002 to receive input regarding the desired content of an Energy Commission Strategic Plan for distributed generation. The results of this effort have been used to develop a draft Strategic Plan, containing the Energy Commission's proposed vision, mission, goals and initiatives for distributed generation. The draft plan will eventually be presented to the full Commission for approval and offered to State and local agencies as guidance for their own distributed generation activities.
Procedural Schedule for Developing the Energy Commission's
Distributed Generation Strategic Plan
Dated February 21, 2002
(revised April 25, 2002)
|March 21, 2002||Comments Due on Draft Outline
May 1, 2002
|Committee Issues Draft Strategic Plan
|May 15, 2002||Comments Due on Draft Strategic Plan
|May 22, 2002||Committee Holds Hearing on Draft Strategic Plan
|June 5, 2002||Committee Issues Final Committee Strategic Plan
|June 12, 2002||Commission Adopts Strategic Plan
Documents for the Committee Hearing on The Draft Strategic Plan For Distributed Generation (Held May 22, 2002)
Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 212 pages, 250 kilobytes. Online June 4, 2002.
Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 2 pages, 12 kilobytes. Online May 16, 2002.
DISTRIBUTED GENERATION STRATEGIC PLAN (DRAFT), publication # 700-02-002D
Online May 1, 2002. (Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 40 pages 230 kilobytes).
Public Comments on the Draft Strategic Plan for Distributed Generation
(Comments Page updated May 28, 2002.)
Documents and Presentations from the Workshop to Develop a Strategic Plan for Distributed Generation (Held on February 5, 2002)
Placed online January 16, 2002.
(Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 220 pages, 440 kilobytes).
Online February 20, 2002.
(Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 31 pages, 8 kilobytes).
(Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 7 pages, 16 kilobytes).
(All files in PDF format)
Presentations are listed alphabetically by presenter/author.
Stan Blazewicz, Arthur D. Little
PIER Energy Systems Integration --
Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Business Model Analysis
(Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 16 pages, 135 kilobytes).
Kevin Duggan, Capstone Turbine Corporation
(Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 8 pages, 238 kilobytes).
Julie Fitch, California Public Utilities Commission
Self-Generation Program and Other Key Issues
(Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 9 pages, 159 kilobytes).
Steven Greenberg, RealEnergy, Inc.
Barriers to Deployment -- Present Issues Facing Distributed Generation in California
(Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 7 pages, 205 kilobytes).
Susan Horgan, Distributed Utility Associates
Today's Central Utility - Tomorrow's Distributed Utility?
(Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 24 pages, 468 kilobytes).
Edan Prabhu, Reflective Energies
Strategic Thinking for Distributed Generation -- Where Are We Now & Where Should We Be Going?
(Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 9 pages, 1.5 Megabytes).
Scott Tomashefsky, California Energy Commission
Energy Commission Activites Surrounding Distributed Generation
(Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 11 pages, 1.1 Megabytes).
Presentations in PowerPoint Format
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