Renewables Portfolio Standard Eligibility, Fourth Edition
January 15, 2011
Renewable Energy (300)
Renewables Portfolio Standard - RPS
The Renewables Portfolio Standard Eligibility Guidebook describes the eligibility requirements and process for certifying renewable resources as eligible for California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) and describes the Energy Commission’s accounting system to verify compliance with the RPS. California’s RPS has a goal of obtaining 20 percent of the state’s electricity from renewable resources by 2010. This guidebook outlines eligibility and legal requirements, describes reporting requirements and includes necessary forms and instructions for program participants. This guidebook also describes the Energy Commission’s system for tracking and verifying compliance with the RPS.