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Committee Notice,
Participation in Western Renewable Energy
Generation Information System Implementation

This notice seeks to inform stakeholders about ways to participate and monitor the implementation of a regional renewable energy tracking system, referred to as the Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS). This notice also shows how stakeholders may comment on draft documents associated with WREGIS

The California Legislature has directed the Energy Commission to develop a tracking system for implementing California's Renewables Portfolio Standard. On October 8, 2003, the Energy Commission adopted the Renewables Portfolio Standard: Decision on Phase 2 Implementation Issues (publication number 500-03-049F), which recommends that the Energy Commission staff work with the Western Governors' Association to develop a regional certificates-based renewable energy tracking system (WREGIS).

On January 12 and 13, 2004, the WGA and Energy Commission staff held a kick-off meeting to begin to implement WREGIS. As part of this effort, several committees are being established to work on specific issues related to the design and implementation of WREGIS.

Yahoo Groups' list servers have been established to facilitate communication among members of the committees and provide a means for interested stakeholders to monitor and comment on committee work products. The Yahoo Groups website for each of the committees will maintain a complete set of working documents, an archive of all messages, a calendar of meetings and events, and an area for posting links and other background documents.

If you have previously signed up for a committee, your name has been added to the Yahoo Groups list server for that committee. You will receive an e-mail confirming your participation in the committee list server. Please note that some e-mail spam filters may block e-mail from Yahoo Groups. If you did not receive an e-mail confirming your status on the committee list server or are uncertain about your status, please follow the link or send a blank e-mail to the appropriate address below, and we will confirm your status.

The following four lists are open for anyone to access or join. You may sign up for any or all of the list servers.

  1. WREGIS-WG - Working Group

  1. WREGIS-IC - Institutional Committee

  1. WREGIS-ORC - Operational Rules Committee

  1. WREGIS-DISC - Data Interface Sub-Committee

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Margret J. Kim, provides public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. Members of the public who would like information on how to participate may contact the Public Adviser's Office by phone at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, FAX at (916) 654-4493, or e-mail at pao@energy.state.ca.us. Members of the public who have technical questions regarding this notice may contact Rasa Keanini by phone at (916) 654-5379 or by e-mail at rkeanini@energy.state.ca.us . News media should direct inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Director, at (916) 654-4989 or by e-mail at energia@energy.ca.gov.

Date On Line: February 11, 2004

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