California Energy Commission Letterhead

In the Matter of:



Senate Bill 1 Eligibility Criteria and
Conditions for Incentives

Energy Commission
Docket No. 07-SB-1

NOTICE OF BUSINESS MEETING
RE: Adoption of SB1 Guidelines
for California's Solar
Electric Incentive Programs (2nd Ed.)

 

NOTICE TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF
Guidelines for California's Solar Electric Incentive Programs (Senate Bill 1), Second Edition

The California Energy Commission will hold a Business Meeting on:

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2008
10 a.m.

CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
For details, please go to: http://www.energy.ca.gov/webcast/

As part of the December 3, 2008 Business Meeting, the Energy Commission will consider adopting Guidelines for California's Solar Electric Incentive Programs (Senate Bill 1), Second Edition. These Guidelines establish eligibility criteria, conditions for incentives, and equipment rating standards for all ratepayer-funded solar electric programs in California. The Guidelines document is posted on the Energy Commission website at: www.energy.ca.gov/sb1/meetings/.

Background

Public Resources Code Section 25782, as enacted via Senate Bill 1 (Murray, Chapter 132, Statutes of 2006), requires the Energy Commission to establish eligibility criteria, conditions for incentives, and equipment rating standards for all ratepayer-funded solar electric programs in California by January 1, 2008. Ratepayer-funded programs include those implemented by the Energy Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission, and by local publicly-owned electric utilities pursuant to Public Utilities Code Sections 2851 and 387.5, respectively. Senate Bill 1 identifies the following conditions for receiving ratepayer funded incentives under the law: (1) high quality solar energy systems with maximum system performance to promote the highest energy production per ratepayer dollar, (2) optimal system performance during periods of peak demand, and (3) appropriate energy efficiency improvements in the new and existing home or commercial structure where the solar energy system is installed.

On December 19, 2007, the Energy Commission adopted the document Guidelines for California's Solar Electric Incentive Programs Pursuant to Senate Bill 1, publication #CEC-300-2007-012-CMF.

The Renewables Committee has proposed revisions to the 2007 adopted document. On September 11, 2008, Energy Commission staff published a draft document, Guidelines for California's Solar Electric Incentive Programs Pursuant to Senate Bill 1 (Second Edition), publication # CEC-300-2008-007-D. A Renewables Committee workshop was held on September 29, 2008 to solicit public comment from interested parties on the draft Guidelines. After the workshop and the receipt of written comments, the Renewables Committee is proposing this final version of the Guidelines.

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office is available to assist the public in participating in Energy Commission proceedings. If you would like information on how to participate in this meeting, please contact the Public Adviser's 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 [publicadviser@energy.state.ca.us]. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146, at least five days before the meeting.

News media inquiries should be directed to the Media Office at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at [mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us]. For technical questions on the subject matter of this notice, please contact Lynette Esternon-Green, Renewable Energy Office at (916) 653-2728 or by e-mail at [lesterno@energy.state.ca.us].

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KAREN DOUGLAS
Commissioner and Presiding Member
Renewables Committee

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JACKALYNE PFANNENSTIEL
Chairman and Associate Member
Renewables Committee

Date Posted: November 14, 2008
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