2020 Annual Reporting Instructions for Postponed POU Reporting Requirements
The updates to the Enforcement Procedures for the Renewables Portfolio Standard for Local Publicly Owned Electric Utilities (RPS POU Regulations), adopted by the California Energy Commission (CEC) in December 2020, were approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL), effective July 12, 2021. Copies of the Final Statement of Reasons, Final Express Terms, and OAL approval are available for review in the rulemaking docket for this proceeding, 16-RPS-03 (available at https://efiling.energy.ca.gov/Lists/Docketlog.aspx?docketnumber=16-RPS-…).
The reporting deadline for POUs to submit RPS 2020 annual reports and supporting documentation in accordance with these instructions is August 13, 2021. The links to the instructions below summarize the 2020 annual reporting requirements that must be submitted by this reporting deadline.
The RPS eligibility guidebook is the authority for facility certification requirements and generation reporting requirements. The guidebook is the primary resource to learn about RPS participation and overall program guidance. Please also refer to its corresponding RPS Resolution No. 17-0712-04. Previous guidebook editions are also available.
The RPS program uses an online portal to interact with stakeholders. The portal is used for program involvement activities, including:
- Viewing a public list of RPS facilities.
- Applying for RPS certification of a facility.
- Reporting generation claims to Energy Commission staff.