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Implementation of Renewables Portfolio Standard
Legislation (Public Utilities Code Sections 381, 383.5, 399.11 through 399.15, and 445; [SB 1038], [SB 1078])

and

Implementation of Renewables Investment Plan
Legislation (Public Utilities Code Sections 381, 383.5, and 445; [SB 1038]) ) 1
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Docket No. 03-RPS-1078
RPS Proceeding


Docket No. 02-REN-1038
Renewable Energy Program

Notice of Business Meeting

Notice of Business Meeting to Consider Adoption of the Renewables Portfolio Standard Procurement Verification Report with Errata


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

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2006
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/webcast/


As part of the February 1, 2006, Business Meeting, the California Energy Commission will consider adoption of the Renewables Committee Draft Renewables Portfolio Standard Procurement Verification Report and proposed errata to the report. The report was originally scheduled to be considered for adoption at the January 18, 2006, Business Meeting but was held over to the February 1, 2006, meeting. The change in schedule allows for public review of errata to the Committee Draft Verification Report.


RPS Verification Report

The Committee recommends that the Energy Commission adopt the Verification Report with errata. The Verification Report serves to transmit the Energy Commission's Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) procurement verification findings for the previous calendar year to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). For additional information, the January 6, 2006, public notice, the draft errata, and January 2006, Committee Draft Verification Report are available from the Energy Commission's Web site at:

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

Hard copies of the Committee Draft Verification Report may be obtained by contacting Janet Preis at (916) 654-4524, jpreis@energy.state.ca.us.

Highlights of the Committee's errata to the January 2006 Committee Draft Verification Report are provided in the Attachment to this notice.

Written Comments

The Energy Commission encourages members of the public to submit written comments on the proposed Committee Draft Verification Report in advance of the Business Meeting. An original and 21 copies of comments filed by mail or in person should be provided to the Energy Commission's Docket Unit. Alternately, parties may 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 to allow for their posting on the RPS proceeding Web page. 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 January 30, 2006, 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 want information on how to participate in this forum, please contact the Public Adviser's Office 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, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

If you have technical questions on the subject matter of this notice, please contact Heather Raitt of the Renewable Energy Program, by phone at (916) 654-4735, or by e-mail at [hraitt@energy.state.ca.us]. News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989.




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JOHN L. GEESMAN
Commissioner and Presiding Member
Renewables Committee
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JACKALYNE PFANNENSTIEL
Vice Chair and Associate Member
Renewables Committee

Date Posted: January 24, 2006
Mail Lists: 5507 RPS, 5504 New





Public Utilities Code Sections 383.5 and 445 were amended and recast as Public Resources Code Sections 25740 through 25751 pursuant to Senate Bill 183 (Sher, Statutes 2003, Chapter 666)



ATTACHMENT
Highlights of Committee Errata to the
Committee Draft Verification Report

The following summarizes the changes the Committee made to the January 2006 Committee Draft Verification Report. The changes are listed below and fall under the following general categories: clarifications, changes reflecting new and revised data, and other corrections and edits. To review the Committee Draft or Staff Draft Verification Report in their entirety, please visit the Energy Commission's Web site at www.energy.ca.gov/portfolio/documents/index.html.

Clarifications made in the report:

  • The Committee clarifies that the findings in this report rely on assumptions on how to treat outstanding accounting issues regarding the allocation of annual procurement as baseline or incremental.

  • The Committee had clarified in the report text that, consistent with CPUC rules, the baseline for the years following 2001 is equivalent to the deliveries required in the previous year's Annual Procurement Target. With these errata, the Committee revises the baseline figures to conform to the text.

Changes reflecting new and revised procurement data:

  • The Committee Draft Verification Report provides updated results to reflect supplemental information provided by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) that was not discernable from the CEC-RPS-Track filings. SDG&E identified procurement that was under contract with SDG&E in 2001 but had been incorrectly counted toward its Incremental Procurement Target (IPT) in the Staff Draft. This is corrected here.

Other corrections and edits:

  • The Committee amends the estimate of SDG&E's 2004 interim procurement. Because SDG&E's 2003 interim procurement exceeded its IPT, the excess from 2003 is allocated to 2004 incremental procurement. The methodology assumes that if the first year of incremental procurement exceeds the IPT, the energy continues to be accounted for as incremental until it is allocated toward the IPT.

  • The Committee strikes references to credit banking and clarifies that the report does not account for banking.

  • The Committee revises the percent renewable figures to divide current year procurement by current year retail sales in Tables 9, 12, 15. For example, 2004 procurement is divided by 2004 retail sales rather than 2003 retail sales.

  • The Committee makes conforming changes to Tables 4, 8, 9, 12, 15, 17, 26, and 29 and to the appendices.

  • The Committee makes other conforming and clarifying changes to the text.

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