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Request for Comments
Staff Draft
Renewable Resources Development Report


The staff of the California Energy Commission is seeking comments on the Staff Draft Renewable Resources Development Report (Publication No. 500-03-080D). This report is required under Senate Bill 1038 (SB 1038, Sher, Chapter 515, Statutes of 2002). The Staff Draft Renewable Resources Development Report updates the Preliminary Renewable Resource Assessment, which the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is using as the initial basis for the CPUC SB 1038 transmission plan.

This document is available from the Energy Commission's website at:

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

Anyone may obtain a print copy by contacting Janet Preis at (916) 654-4524 or by submitting a written request to:

California Energy Commission
Re: Renewable Resources Development Report
Renewable Energy Program, MS-45
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5504


Written Comments

Written comments should be submitted no later than Tuesday, October 7, 2003 extended to Tuesday, October 14, 2003. Anyone who wishes to file written comments on this report must submit an original and eleven copies of those comments to the following address:


Docket No. 02-REN-1038 and 02-IEP-1
Docket Unit, MS-4
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512


Alternatively, anyone may submit one original paper copy to the above address and an electronic copy to [docket@energy.state.ca.us]. The Docket Unit will accept electronic documents in Microsoft Word format or Portable Document Format (PDF). Please identify all comments with "Docket No. 02-REN-1038 and 02-IEP-1."

All written materials relating to this document will be filed with the Dockets Unit and will become part of the public record of this proceeding.

Members of the public who have technical questions regarding the subject matter of this notice may contact Ann Peterson, Renewable Energy Program, (916) 653-4246.

News media should direct inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Director, at (916) 654-4989.


Background

SB 1038 requires the Energy Commission to submit a comprehensive renewable electricity generation resource plan to the Legislature by December 1, 2003. This plan, the Renewable Resources Development Report, describes the renewable energy potential available in California and other states of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council. It also describes cost trends and challenges facing the state in its efforts to achieve the Renewables Portfolio Standard target of obtaining 20 percent of retail electricity sales from renewable sources by 2017 and the Energy Action Plan target of 20 percent of retail sales by 2010.

The report includes new information gathered since the July 1, 2003 Preliminary Renewable Resource Assessment. In addition, this report expands the scope to include the energy requirements of all load serving entities in the state.




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