STATE OF CALIFORNIA
|Implementation of Renewables||)||Docket No. 03-RPS-1078|
|Portfolio Standard Legislation (Public||)||RPS Proceeding|
|Utilities Code Sections 381, 383.5,||)|
|399.11 through 399.15, and 445; [SB||)||Notice of Renewables|
|1038], [SB 1078])||)||Committee Hearing|
The Renewables Committee Hearing will be held:
MONDAY, JULY 14, 2003
Beginning at 10 a.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A
The Energy Commission's Renewables Committee (Committee) seeks input from interested parties on the Renewable Portfolio Standard, Renewables Committee Decision on Phase 2 Implementation Issues - Draft Report. The report represents the Committee's proposed recommendations to the Energy Commission on Phase 2 issues in the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) proceeding.
The Energy Commission established the RPS proceeding on March 5, 2003 in response to Senate Bill 1078 (SB 1078, Sher, Statutes of 2002, Chapter 516) and Senate Bill 1038 (SB 1038, Sher, Statutes of 2002, Chapter 515). SB 1078 and SB 1038 were both signed by Governor Davis on September 12, 2002.
The Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission have established a collaborative process to develop rules to implement the state's RPS. The two agencies have also designated collaborative staff who works together on both agencies' proceedings.
The Committee developed the report based on input received at a two-day collaborative staff workshop on May 12 and 13, 2003. The topics discussed at the workshop included certifying in-state renewable energy resources, establishing guidelines for making supplemental energy payments, and developing a tracking and verification system.
The report is available on the Energy Commission's website at:
A hard copy of the report may also be obtained by calling Janet Preis at (916) 654-4530.
After the hearing, the Committee will finalize the report to reflect comments received at the hearing, with the final report expected to be released on September 5, 2003 and submitted to the Energy Commission for possible adoption at the September 17, 2003 Business Meeting.
Once approved, the Energy Commission will implement the decisions contained in the report through guidelines. Public Utilities Code section 385.5(h)(1) gives the Energy Commission the authority to develop guidelines to implement portions of the RPS under SB 1078; these guidelines are exempt from the formal rulemaking requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act. In early November, the Committee intends to release the first draft of the guidelines for supplemental energy payments and certification of in-state renewable resources.
The Energy Commission encourages members of the public to submit written comments in advance of the hearing. An original and eleven copies of any comments filed by mail or in person should be provided to the Energy Commission's Docket Unit. Parties may also file a single copy electronically with the Dockets Office and follow up with an original copy by mail. The Committee encourages comments to be submitted by e-mail so that comments may be posted on the RPS proceeding web page. If you are providing written comments at the hearing, please make an additional 50 copies available at the beginning of the hearing. Please send or deliver written materials to:
California Energy Commission
Re: Docket No. 03-RPS-1078
Docket Unit, MS-4
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5504
All written materials filed with the Docket Unit will become part of the public record in this proceeding. Written comments will only be accepted until close of business July 17, 2003.
The Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca,
provides assistance regarding participation in Energy
Commission activities. Members of the public who would
like information on how to participate in the hearing
may contact the Public Adviser's Office by phone at (916)
654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, FAX at (916)
e-mail at [email@example.com]. If you have a disability and need assistance to participate in the hearing, please contact Lourdes Quiroz at (916) 654-5416 or by e-mail at [firstname.lastname@example.org] at least five days before the hearing.
Members of the public may also monitor the RPS proceeding through the Energy Commission's website at:
Members of the public who have technical
questions regarding this notice may contact
Tim Tutt, Technical Director of the Renewable Energy Program by phone at
(916) 654-4590 or by e-mail at [email@example.com]. News media should direct inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Director, at (916) 654-4989 or by e-mail at [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Date: June 30, 2003
| STATE OF CALIFORNIA ENERGY
RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND
Date Mailed: July 2, 2003
|June 30, 2003||Preliminary Draft Phase 2 Decision released|
|July 14, 2003||Renewables Committee Hearing on Preliminary Draft Phase 2 Decision|
|September 5, 2003||Final Draft Phase 2 Decision released|
|September 17, 2003||CEC Business Meeting Proposed Adoption of Final Phase 2 Report|
|November 7, 2003||Preliminary Draft Guidebooks for Certification and SEPs released|
|November 17, 2003||Renewables Committee Hearing on Preliminary Draft Guidebooks|
|January 2, 2004||Final Draft Certification and SEP Guidebooks released|
|February 4, 2004||CEC Business Meeting - Proposed Adoption of Certification and SEP Guidebooks|