Pre-Rulemaking - Power Source Disclosure Program under AB 162

Docket Number: 14-OIR-01

David Hochschild, Commissioner

The basic purpose of this proceeding is to consider amendments to the California Energy Commission power source disclosure regulations (title 20, Cal. Code Regs., Sections 1390 - 1394), as required by Assembly Bill 162 (Ruskin, Chapter 313, Statutes of 2009).

In 1997, Senate Bill 1305 (Sher, Chapter 796, Statutes of 1997) established reporting requirements for retail electricity providers, including requirements to disclose quarterly and annual fuel mix information to retail customers in the form of Power Content Labels. Regulations were adopted to implement the Power Source Disclosure Program in 2001, and specific instructions were given on reporting formats for the program. AB 162 makes a number of changes to the Power Source Disclosure Program, and this rulemaking proceeding will ensure that the Energy Commission remains in compliance with existing law.

This rulemaking shall focus on:

  • Eliminating the requirement to disclose "net system power" Adding to the disclosure, requirements "unspecified sources of power" which is now statutorily required; Adding to the disclosure requirements, the category of "Renewable Energy Credits" (RECs) to better distinguish between sources of renewable energy provided; Clarifying that information provided in a power content label is different than what is reported under the Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) program. Eliminating the certificate program.
  • Any other changes to the regulations considered necessary.

This rulemaking will amend the Commission's current power source disclosure regulations in order to meet the requirements in AB 162.

See additional information regarding Power Source Disclosure reporting requirements.

For more information about this proceeding Contact:

Kevin Chou
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-45
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-653-1628

Members of the news media, please contact:

Media & Public Communications Office at 916-654-4989.

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