Wind Project Performance 1994 Summary

APPENDIX D: WPRS REGULATIONS

REGULATIONS
CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
TITLE 20, CHAPTER 2, SUBCHAPTER 3, ARTICLE 4

Wind Project Performance Reporting System

Adopted: November 28, 1984

1381 Title and Purpose

The purpose of this article is to specify performance reporting requirements for operators of specified wind energy projects and for entities which purchase electricity from the projects and to identify requirements for the Commission to publish the information.

Authority cited: Sections 25213 and 25218 (e), Public Resources Code Reference: Sections 25216.5 (d), 25601 (c), and 25605, Public Resources Code.

1382 Definitions

For the purposes of this article, the following definitions shall apply unless the Commission has clearly indicated other ise in these regulations:

  1. "Contingency Costs": the costs which may be paid by investors after the initial investment, but which are not paid out of project revenues. Contingency costs may include such costs as turbine repairs or annual insurance fees paid during the reporting year.
  2. "Cumulative Number of Turbines Installed": the cumulative total number of turbines of a given model installed by the end of the reporting period.
  3. "Electricity Produced (kWh)": the total kilowatt hours actually produced by all of the turbines of a particular turbine model contained within the wind project where the electricity is delivered to a wind power purchaser for sale during the reporting period.
  4. "Name of Wind Project": the name used for the project in any prospectus, offering memorandum, or sales literature.
  5. "Number of Turbines Installed During Reporting Period": the number of additional turbines installed during the calendar quarter of the reporting period.
  6. "Project Cost": the total cost of the turbines installed during the reporting period. Project cost includes all debt and equity investment in the project (including nonrecourse notes) and should be comparable to the project cost shown in the offering memorandum, prospectus or sales literature published by the developer.
  7. "Projected Annual Production Per Turbine (kWh)": the annual average kWh production, by model, predicted by the developer in its prospectus, offering memorandum, or sales literature. This figure may be revised annually prior to the first reporting quarter of each year and shall be based upon average site specific wind distributions and the wind turbine power curves.
  8. "Projected Quarterly Production Per Turbines (kWh)": the quarterly breakdown of the Projected Annual Production Per Turbine.
  9. "Rotor (square Meter)": The rotor swept area in square meters for each turbine model.
  10. "Size (kW)": the turbine manufacturer's published kilowatt (kW) rating at a specific miles per hour (mph) with wind speed shown in parentheses.
  11. "Turbine Model": the common or manufacturer's name for the turbine if that is a commonly used term for the model of a specific rotor (M2) and size (kW).
  12. "Wind Power Purchaser": any electricity utility or other entity which purchases electricity from a wind project, as defined in this section.
  13. "Wind Project": one or more wind turbine generators installed in California with a combined rated capacity of 100 kW or more, the electricity from which is sold to anotherparty.
  14. "Wind Project Operator": any developer or operator who directly receives payments for electricity from the wind power purchaser.

Authority cited: Sections 25213 and 25218 (e), Public Resources Code Reference: Sections 25216.5 (d), 25601 (c), and 25605, Public Resources Code.

1383 Reporting Period

For the purpose of this article, and unless other ise indicated, the reporting period shall be each calendar quarter, beginning with the first quarter following the effective date of this article. Quarterly reports filed pursuant to this article shall be submitted not later than the forty-fifth day following the close of each reporting period. Reports shall be deemed submitted as of the date of postmark, provided that the report is properly and legibly completed.

Authority cited: Sections 25213 and 25218 (e), Public Resources Code Reference: Sections 25216.5 (d), 25601 (c), and 25605, Public Resources Code.

1384 Requirements to File

The information required by this article shall be submitted to the Commission by wind project operators and wind power purchasers. Reports shall be made on forms prescribed by order of the Commission and according to instructions accompanying the forms. A copy of the wind project prospectus, offering memorandum, and other sales literature shall accompany the initial report. All reports must be verified by a responsible official of the firm filing the report. Requests for confidentiality may be filed pursuant to 20 Cal. Admin. Code section 2501 et. seq.

Authority cited: Sections 25213 and 25218 (e), Public Resources Code Reference: Sections 25216.5 (d), 25601 (c), and 25605, Public Resources Code.

1385 Information Requirements: Wind Project Operators

Each operator firm submitting information pursuant to the provisions of the article shall include the following:

  1. Name of wind project
  2. Name and address of operator
  3. Name and phone number of contact person at operator's firm
  4. Operator's name as shown on power purchase contract (if different than 2 above)
  5. Name of wind power purchaser
  6. Purchase contract number
  7. Resource area and county
  8. Dates of reporting period
  9. Turbine model
  10. Cumulative number of turbines installed
  11. Number of turbines installed during reporting period
  12. Rotor (square Meter)
  13. Size (kW) at stated wind speed
  14. Project cost
  15. Additional project contingency costs for which investors may be responsible
  16. Projected quarterly production per turbine (kWh)
  17. Projected annual production per turbine (kWh)
  18. Electricity produced (kWh)
  19. Turbine manufacturer's name and address
  20. Operator comments, if any

Authority cited: Sections 25213 and 25218 (e), Public Resources Code Reference: Sections 25216.5 (d), 25601 (c), and 25605, Public Resources Code.

1386 Information Requirement: Wind Power Purchase

Each wind power purchaser submitting information pursuant to the provisions of this article shall include the following:

  1. Name of purchaser's firm
  2. Name and phone number of contact person at purchasers firm
  3. Date of report
  4. Name of wind project operator
  5. Number of contract with wind project operator
  6. kWhs produced during reporting period
  7. Dates of reporting period
  8. The maximum MW's which the operator can deliver to the purchaser as specified in the power sales agreement
  9. Purchaser comments, if any

Authority cited: Sections 25213 and 25218 (e), Public Resources Code Reference: Sections 25216.5 (d), 25601 (c), and 25605, Public Resources Code.

1387 Publication of Data

The Commission staff shall compile and distribute, on a quarterly basis, the information reported by wind project operators and purchasers. Cost data will be published by the Commission in a aggregated form to the extent necessary to assure confidentiality. The final publication of each year shall combine the performance data for that year. The publication shall designate the name of any wind project operator from whom performance data is not received.

Authority cited: Sections 25213 and 25218 (e), Public Resources Code Reference: Sections 25216.5 (d), 25601 (c), and 25605, Public Resources Code.

1388 Failure to Provide Information

The Commission may, after notifying any person of the failure to provide information pursuant to this article, take such action to secure the information as is authorized by any provision of law, including, but not limited to, Public Resources Code section 25900.

Authority cited: Sections 25213 and 25218 (e), Public Resources Code Reference: Sections 25216.5 (d), 25601 (c), and 25605 (e), and 25900, Public Resources Code.

1389 Exemptions

Operators of wind projects of less than 100 kW rated capacity or operators who do not offer electricity for sale are exempt from this article.

Authority cited: Sections 25213 and 25218 (e), Public Resources Code Reference: Sections 25216.5 (d), 25601 (c), and 25605, Public Resources Code.

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