California Energy Commission, Renewables Portfolio Standard Eligibility Guidebook

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Abstract

The California Energy Commission developed this guidebook to implement and administer portions of California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) under Senate Bill 1038,2 Senate Bill 1078,3 Senate Bill 1250,4 Senate Bill 107,5 and Senate Bill X1-2.6 These laws set a goal for retail sellers of electricity and local publicly owned electric utilities (POUs), collectively referred to as load-serving entities (LSEs), to increase the amount of renewable energy they procure until 33 percent of their retail sales are from renewable energy resources by December 31, 2020. Under these laws, the Energy Commission is required to certify electrical generation facilities (facilities) as eligible renewable energy resources that may be used by LSEs to satisfy their RPS procurement requirements, develop an accounting system to verify LSEs’ compliance with the RPS, and adopt regulations specifying procedures for the enforcement of RPS procurement requirements of POUs. This guidebook describes the requirements and process for certifying facilities as RPS-eligible and describes how the Energy Commission will track and verify compliance with the RPS. The enforcement procedures for POUs are addressed in a separate document in the Enforcement Procedures for the Renewables Portfolio Standard for Local Publicly Owned Electric Utilities (POU

Regulations), set forth in Title 20, California Code of Regulations, sections 1240 and 3200 – 3208.7

Author 
California Energy Commission








Published 
California Energy Commission, 2015





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California Energy Commission. 2015. California Energy Commission, Renewables Portfolio Standard Eligibility Guidebook. 8th Edition. California Energy Commission. California Energy Commission, Renewables Portfolio Standard Eligibility Guidebook. 113p. Guide/Handbook sent to