[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

STATE OF CALIFORNIA
ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION





Implementation of Renewables             )
Portfolio Standard Legislation (Public   )	   Docket No. 03-RPS-1078
Utilities Code Sections 381, 383.5,	     )	   RPS Proceeding
399.11 through 399.15, and 445; [SB      )
1038], [SB 1078]                         )

                     and 

Implementation of Renewables             )		Docket No. 02-REN-1038	
Investment Plan Legislation (Public      )		Renewable Energy Program
Utilities Code Sections 381, 383.5, and  )
and 445; [SB 1038])	                     )		Notice of Business Meeting
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NOTICE TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF GUIDEBOOKS ON
RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO STANDARD IMPLEMENTATION

The California Energy Commission will hold a regularly scheduled Business Meeting on:

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2004
10 a.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet. For details, please go to:
www.energy.ca.gov/realaudio/


As part of the April 21 Business Meeting the Energy Commission will consider adopting the following:

  1. Renewables Portfolio Standard Eligibility Guidebook - This guidebook describes the proposed eligibility requirements and process for certifying eligible renewable resources for California's Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) and Supplemental Energy Payments (SEPs). It also describes how the Energy Commission will track and verify compliance with the RPS using an interim tracking process.


  2. New Renewable Facilities Program Guidebook - This document describes the conditions to qualify for and receive SEPs from the New Renewable Facilities Program element of the Energy Commission's Renewable Energy Program.


  3. Overall Program Guidebook for the Renewable Energy Program - This document was adopted in February 2003 to govern the Renewable Energy Program. It has been revised to address administration of the RPS and the New Renewable Facilities Program.


The Energy Commission established the RPS proceeding on March 5, 2003 in response to Senate Bill 1078 (SB 1078, Sher, Chapter 516, Statutes of 2002) and Senate Bill 1038 (SB 1038, Sher, Chapter 515, Statutes of 2002). SB 1078 and SB 1038 were both enacted into law on September 12, 2002, and took effect on January 1, 2003.

The Energy Commission's Renewables Committee (Committee) developed and released the draft guidebooks on January 26, 2004 as part of an ongoing collaborative process between the Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission. The proposed requirements in the guidebooks are based on the following:

  • The law as set forth in SB 1038 and SB 1078 and revised under Senate Bill 183 (Sher, Chapter 666, Statutes of 2003) and Senate Bill 67 (Bowen, Chapter 731, Statutes of 2003)

  • The Renewables Portfolio Standard Decision on Phase 1 Implementation Issues (publication number 500-03-023F)

  • Staff analysis, advice from the Energy Commission's technical support contractor, and public input


On February 5, 2004, the Committee held a hearing to solicit input from stakeholders on the draft guidebooks. The final draft guidebooks reflect the Committee's responses to that input.

The final draft guidebooks showing revisions in underlined/strikeout (relative to the draft guidebooks) are available on the Energy Commission's website at:

www.energy.ca.gov/portfolio/documents/index.html

Hard copies of the final draft guidebooks may be obtained by calling Janet Preis at (916) 654-4524.

This notice is being distributed to the service lists for the RPS Proceeding (Docket No. 03-RPS-1078) and the Renewable Energy Program (Docket No. 02-REN-1038) because it deals with matters related to both proceedings.


Written Comments

The Energy Commission encourages members of the public to submit written comments in advance of the Business Meeting. An original and 21 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 Docket Unit 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 webpage. If you are providing written comments at the Business Meeting, please make an additional 50 copies available at the beginning of the meeting.

Please send or deliver written materials to:

California Energy Commission
Re: Docket No. 03-RPS-1078
and Docket No. 02-REN-1038


Docket Unit, MS-4
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5504
E-mail:docket@energy.state.ca.us


All written materials filed with the Docket Unit will become part of the public record in these proceedings. The Committee strongly encourages parties to file written comments by close of business April 14, 2004, but will accept written comments up to the day of the Business Meeting.


Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Margret J. Kim, provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you would like information on how to participate in this workshop, please contact the Public Adviser's Office by phone at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at [pao@energy.state.ca.us]. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate in this workshop, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

Members of the public may also monitor the RPS proceeding and obtain information on the Renewable Energy Program through the Energy Commission's website at:

www.energy.ca.gov/portfolio/index.html

If you have technical questions of the subject matter of this notice, please contact Tim Tutt, Technical Director of the Renewable Energy Program, by phone at (916) 654-4590, or by e-mail at [ttutt@energy.state.ca.us]. News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989.





Date: March 19, 2004.

STATE OF CALIFORNIA ENERGY
RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND
DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION



JOHN L. GEESMAN
Commissioner and Presiding Member
Renewables Committee


JAMES D. BOYD
Commissioner and Associate Member
Renewables Committee