Report to the Governor on Priority SB 100 Actions to Accelerate the Transition to Carbon-Free Energy
September 29, 2021
Energy Assessments (200)
Liz Gill, Aleecia Gutierrez, Le-Quyen Nguyen, Terra Weeks
This report responds to the Proclamation of a State of Emergency issued by Governor Gavin Newsom on July 30, 2021, to free up electricity to meet demand during extreme heat events and wildfires and to expedite deployment of clean energy resources. The proclamation called for the California Energy Commission, in consultation with the California Public Utilities Commission, California Air Resources Board, and the California Independent System Operator, to submit a report to the Governor within 60 days of the proclamation that prioritizes actions from the 2021 Joint Agency SB 100 Report to accelerate the state’s transition to clean, carbon-free electricity. The report discusses ongoing challenges to bring clean energy resources online, actions taken by the agencies and California Independent System Operator to address system reliability issues and accelerate the state’s transition to a clean energy system, and includes recommendations for priority actions to address some of these challenges.