[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA





In the Matter of:                     )     Docket No. 02-REN-1038
Implementation of Renewables          )     NOTICE OF BUSINESS MEETING
Investment Plan Legislation           )     RE: Adoption of Customer Credit 
[Public Utilities Code Sections 381,  )     Renewable Resources Account 
383.5 and 445 (SB 1038)]              )     Report
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NOTICE TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF COMMITTEE REPORT ON
THE CUSTOMER CREDIT RENEWABLE RESOURCES ACCOUNT REPORT



The California Energy Commission's Business Meeting will be held:

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2003
Beginning 10 a.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
Hearing Room A
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California

(Wheelchair Accessible)

As part of its regularly scheduled Business Meeting on April 2, 2003, the Energy Commission will consider adopting the Energy Commission's Renewables Committee's (Committee) Customer Credit Renewable Resources Account Report to the Governor and the Legislature (Committee Report). The Energy Commission is required to report to the Governor and Legislature on how to utilize the Renewable Energy Program funds allocated for the Customer Credit Renewable Resources Account most effectively, pursuant to Senate Bill 1038 (Sher, Chapter 515, Statutes of 2002). The Committee has prepared its report in fulfillment of this requirement and recommends its adoption. Upon adoption, the Energy Commission will submit the final report to the Governor and the Legislature.


Committee-Proposed Recommendations

The Committee Report recommends that the Customer Credit program be discontinued and the funds for this program be reallocated to the New Renewable, Emerging Renewable, and Consumer Education Accounts. Additionally, the Committee is recommending that payments be made for eligible residential and small commercial consumption of renewable energy for the period January 1, 2002 through April 1, 2003, using remaining funds in the SB 90 Customer Credit Subaccount. These recommendations are based on the major uncertainties surrounding the future of direct access, the retail renewable energy market, and implementation of the Renewable Portfolio Standard in California. The Committee is also recommending that customer credit funds be set aside within the Consumer Education Account to support and accelerate the design and development effort for a certificate-based accounting and verification system.


Availability of Committee Report

To keep printing costs down, the Committee Report is available at the Energy Commission's website address:

www.energy.ca.gov/renewables/02-REN-1038/documents

For those preferring a hard copy of the Committee Report, please call the project secretary, Janet Preis, at (916) 654-4530 or by e-mail at [ jpreis@energy.state.ca.us ].


Written Comments

Members of the public may submit written or oral comments at the Business Meeting on April 2, 2003, and are strongly encouraged to submit written comments prior to that date if possible. Those submitting written comments should provide an original plus 11 copies to the Energy CommissionŐs Docket Unit. Those interested in filing comments by e-mail may send them to [docket@energy.state.ca.us], but will need to follow up with an original copy by mail or one delivered to the Docket Unit plus 11 copies. If you are providing written comments at the Business Meeting, please make an additional 30 copies available at the beginning of the meeting. Written materials filed with the Docket Unit or provided at the Business Meeting will become part of the public record. Please send or deliver written materials to:

California Energy Commission
Re: Docket No. 02-REN-1038
Docket Unit, MS-4
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5504


Public Participation

The Energy CommissionŐs Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, provides assistance regarding participation in the Energy CommissionŐs activities. Members of the public who would like information on how to participate in this workshop may contact the Public AdviserŐs 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 need assistance to participate at the staff workshop, please contact Lourdes Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days before the meeting.

Members of the public who have technical questions concerning this notice may contact Tim Tutt by phone at (916) 654-4590 or by e-mail at [ttutt@energy.state.ca.us]. News media inquires should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Director, at (916) 654-4989.

Date On Line: March 24, 2003



JOHN L. GEESMAN
Commissioner and Presiding Member
Renewables Committee




JAMES D. BOYD
Commissioner and Associate Member
Renewables Committee


Mass Mail List: Master 63, Customer Credit
Date mailed: March 24, 2003




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