California Energy Commission Letterhead

In the Matter of:
Implementation of Renewable
Investment Plan Legislation

Docket No. 02-REN-1038
RE: Revision of Emerging Renewables Program


Notice to Consider Adoption of Revisions to the Emerging Renewables Program Guidebook

The California Energy Commission will hold a Business Meeting on:

10 a.m.
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
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As part of the April 7, 2010 Business Meeting, the Energy Commission will consider adopting revisions to the Emerging Renewables Program Guidebook, Ninth Edition. The Guidebook describes the requirements for receiving incentives to install eligible fuel cell systems and small wind generating systems that receive electricity from specified investor-owned utilities.

The Energy Commission's Renewables Committee, with Vice Chair James D. Boyd as Presiding Member and Commissioner Robert Weisenmiller as Associate Member, oversees the Emerging Renewables Program (ERP). The Renewables Committee is recommending the following revisions to the Guidebook:

  • Changes to the rebate level and structure for small wind so that the new rebate for small wind is $3.00/watt for the first 10 kW and $1.50/watt for increments greater than 10 kW and less than 30 kW.
  • Participants who wish to have inverters certified under the ERP program will no longer be required to conduct the conversion efficiency test.
  • The reservation period for applicants reserving ERP funds is extended to 12 months.
  • Clarification of other existing program requirements.

The proposed Guidebook revision is available online at and for public review (Publication No.CEC-300-2010-003-D).

Written Comments

Written comments must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on April 2, 2010. Please include the docket number 02-REN-1038 and indicate Emerging Renewables Program in the subject line or first paragraph of comments. Please hand deliver or mail an original copy to:

California Energy Commission
Dockets Office, MS-4
Re: Docket No. 02-REN-1038
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

The Energy Commission encourages comments by e-mail. Please include your name or organization's name with your comments. Those submitting comments by electronic mail should provide them in either Microsoft Word format or as a Portable Document (PDF) to []. One paper copy must also be sent to the Energy Commission's Docket Unit.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. For 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 [Public]. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

Please direct all news media inquiries to the Media and Public Communications Office at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at []. For technical questions on the subject matter of this notice, please contact James Lee, Renewable Energy Program, at (916) 653-1195 or by e-mail at [].

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Vice Chair and Presiding Member
Renewables Committee

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Commissioner and Associate Member
Renewables Committee


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