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…).

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.

Related Programs

Renewables Portfolio Standard - Certification

Learn about the RPS certification process, what resources are considered renewable, and how generating facilities can become RPS certified.

Renewables Portfolio Standard – Verification and Compliance

View RPS verification results for California’s load-serving entities as well as the verification methodology used to make the determinations.

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. 17-0712-04Previous 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.

The processes and formulas that the Energy Commission staff uses to determine the eligibility and quality of renewable generation are in the Verification Methodology Report

The Energy Commission is responsible for verification and compliance of local publicly owned electric utilities (POU). Specific requirements are in the enforcement regulations.