The 2022 Annual Reporting Instructions for POUs and the 2022 WREGIS Reporting Guidance is available now to assist load-serving entities with annual reporting. All load-serving entities (LSE), including retail sellers and local publicly owned electric utilities (POU) shall report 2022 retirement of renewable energy credits for California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) to the California Energy Commission by July 3, 2023.
As specified by the Renewable Portfolio Standard Eligibility Guidebook, Ninth Edition, (Revised) (RPS Eligibility Guidebook), all LSEs are required to track and report RPS procurement using the Western Renewable Generation Information System.
POUs are required to submit 2022 Annual Summary Reports and supporting documentation, including new or revised contracts executed in the prior year, e-Tag Reports, and Hourly Reports through the RPS Online System, by the July 3, 2023 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.
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.