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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])
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Docket No. 03-RPS-1078
RPS Proceeding
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Implementation of Renewables
Investment Plan Legislation
(Public Utilities Code Sections 381,
383.5, and 445; [SB 1038])
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Docket No. 02-REN-1038
Renewable Energy Program

Notice of Availability of the
Renewables Portfolio Standard
Procurement Verification Report
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Notice of Availability of the
Renewables Portfolio Standard Procurement Verification Report


The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) adopted the Renewables Portfolio Standard Procurement Verification Report (Report) at its February 1, 2006, Business Meeting.

The California Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) was established by Senate Bill 1078 (Sher, Chapter 516, Statutes of 2002) and calls for the state's investor-owned utilities (IOUs), electric service providers, and community choice aggregators to meet 20 percent of their electricity with eligible sources of renewable energy by 2017. However, California's energy agencies have committed to achieving the 20 percent target by 2010. SB 1078 also requires the Energy Commission to design and implement a tracking system to verify compliance with the RPS program and ensure that renewable energy procured to meet California's RPS is counted only once and is not counted toward meeting other renewable energy retail claims.

The Report was developed in furtherance of the statutory requirements for RPS accounting and verification and provides the Energy Commission's analysis of the renewable energy procurement by IOUs: Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company, and San Diego Gas & Electric. The Report covers the 2004 calendar year and includes data from 2001 through 2004, where applicable. While this report estimates the progress of the IOUs in meeting their RPS targets, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) determines their actual compliance.

This Report transmits the Energy Commission's RPS procurement verification findings to the CPUC. The purpose of the report is to:

  • Verify RPS-eligibility of the renewable energy facilities from which each IOU procured energy.

  • Verify, to the extent possible, the amount of energy procured by each IOU from each RPS-eligible facility.

  • Verify, to the extent possible, that RPS procurement exclusively serves California's RPS and does not support another renewable energy market claim.

  • Verify that renewable facilities located out-of-state satisfy the Energy Commission's RPS energy delivery requirements.

  • Apply statutory requirements to identify baseline procurement and apply the CPUC's rules, to the extent possible, to identify baseline, incremental procurement, and annual procurement.

  • Quantify the amount of incremental geothermal energy.

  • Compare the CPUC's annual procurement targets for each IOU with the Energy Commission's findings for how much procurement qualifies toward the targets.

This report is available free from the Energy Commission's Web site at:

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

A printed copy is available for $ 5.00. Please send request and check or money order made out to the California Energy Commission to:

California Energy Commission
Re: Renewables Portfolio Standard Procurement Verification Report
Publication No. CEC-300-2006-002-CMF
1516 Ninth Street
Publications, MS-15
Sacramento, CA 95814-5504

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.

Date Mailed: February 2006
Mail Lists: 5507 RPS, 5504 New.

Date Online: February 22, 2005

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