Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) Verification

Under California's Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) statutes, procurement claims from a RPS certified facility must be verified as eligible for the RPS in order to count towards a utility's RPS obligation. The Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS) has been developed to satisfy current RPS tracking requirements. The use of WREGIS is required for retail sellers and publicly owned utilities to track and report their RPS procurement.

Retail sellers and publicly owned utilities must report their RPS claims annually to the Energy Commission on July 1st of each year.

RPS-eligible facilities that use one or more non-renewable fuel must report their monthly fuel use data annually to the Energy Commission on March 31st of each year for the previous calendar year. RPS-eligible facilities using common carrier pipeline biomethane must report their biomethane data by March 31st of each year for the previous calendar year.


Verification Forms

All verification forms, with the exception of the WREGIS Compliance Report and e-Tag Summary Report Attestation, must be submitted unsigned in Excel format by email to RPSTrack@energy.ca.gov, using the appropriate file name for the attachment and in the email subject line as indicated on the form. All forms, including the original signed attestations, as required, must be mailed to:

California Energy Commission
Attn: RPS Verification
1516 9th Street, MS-45
Sacramento, CA 95814

Form Description Posted/Revision Date File Type
and Size
WREGIS State/Provincial/Voluntary Compliance Report and WREGIS e-Tag Summary Report Attestation Form
CEC-RPS-Multifuel RPS Multifuel and Attestation Form for RPS-certified facilities using more than one fuel 5/17/2013 61 kb
CEC-RPS-Biomethane RPS claims from RPSā€certified facilities using biomethane 5/17/2013 82 kb
CEC-RPS-GEN RPS Generation and Attestation Form for RPS-eligible facilities. Required for facilities with generation not tracked in WREGIS for an entire calendar year. Once generation is tracked in WREGIS for an entire calendar year, the CEC-RPS-GEN form is only required upon request. 5/17/2013 61 kb
CEC-RPS-TRACK RPS Procurement Claims and Attestation Form for load-serving entities reporting generation not available in WREGIS 10/23/2013 61 kb

Publicly Owned Utilities forms Only

Form Description Posted/Revision Date File Type
and Size
CEC-RPS-POUAnnual report summary information and compliance report information for POUsApril 28, 2014 295 kb
CEC-RPS-HourlyAnnual hourly meter and annual hourly final e-Tag schedule reporting for POUs claiming PCC 1 not directly interconnected to a California Balancing AuthorityOctober 9, 20131.7 mb
CEC-RPS-eTage-Tag summary report for e-Tags not tracked in WREGIS for POUsMay 3, 201468 kb
CEC-RPS-HCOHistoric carryover report with 2004-2010 RPS procurement claims for POUsOctober 10, 2013 1.4 mb