California's Energy Policy

The Warren-Alquist Act (Division 15 of the Public Resources Code) is the legislation that created and gives statutory authority to the California Energy Commission. The Act designates the Energy Commission as the state's primary agency for energy policy and planning.

Senate Bill 1389 (Bowen and Sher, Chapter 568, Statutes of 2002) requires that the Commission adopt and transmit to the Governor and Legislature a report of findings every two years. That report is called the Integrated Energy Policy Report or IEPR (pronounced eye'-per).

The IEPR Committee, listed above, provides oversight and policy direction related to collecting and analyzing data needed to complete the Integrated Energy Policy Report on trends and issues concerning electricity and natural gas, transportation, energy efficiency, renewables, and public interest energy research.

Current IEPR Proceedings

California's Clean Energy Future

cover of report State energy and environmental agencies are joining forces with the California Independent System Operator Corporation (California ISO) to expand cooperation for a new era in electricity that keeps California at the forefront of carbon-cutting innovation and green jobs creation. By further coordinating the state's electricity policies, California's Clean Energy Future report and implementation plan point the way toward new investments in transmission, energy efficiency, smart grid applications, and increased use of renewable resources.

The California Air Resources Board, California Energy Commission, California Environmental Protection Agency, and California Public Utilities Commission are partnering with the California ISO to increase agency coordination and collaboration and ensure California's continued leadership in clean technology and innovation in the coming decade. By increasing transparency and accountability, the Clean Energy Future will bolster accomplishing Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's 2020 energy policy goals.

Transmission Investment Plans

Senate Bill 1565 (Bowen, Chapter 692, Statutes of 2004) requires that the Commission adopt a strategic plan for the state's electric transmission grid. This Strategic Transmission Investment Plan is to be included in the biennial IEPR. Additional information about the Commission's transmission activities can be found on the main transmission page.

Past Transmission Plans

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For more information about this proceeding Contact:

Kevin Chou
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-45
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-653-1628

Members of the news media, please contact:

Media & Public Communications Office at 916-654-4989.

Current Policy Proceedings

Past IEPRs and Updates



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