Regulatory Comments filed by CCSE
Distributed Generation Proceeding (R.04-03-017)
- CALIFONIA CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY'S REPLY COMMENTS IN RESPONSE TO ALJ MALCOLM’S ORDER TO MODIFY THE SELF GENERATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM AND IMPLEMENT ASSEMBLY BILL 1685. (11/15/04) (pdf)
- CALIFONIA CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY OPENING COMMENTS IN RESPONSE TO ALJ MALCOLM’S ORDER TO MODIFY THE SELF GENERATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM AND IMPLEMENT ASSEMBLY BILL 1685. (11/8/04) (pdf)
- CALIFONIA CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY COMMENTS IN RESPONSE TO ALJ MALCOLM’S RULING REQUESTING COMMENTS ON ENERGY DIVISION RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE THE SELF GENERATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM AND IMPLEMENT ASSEMBLY BILL 1685. (7/23/04) (pdf)
- PLEADING OF THE CALIFONIA CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY OFFICE IN RESPONSE TO SDG&E AND SoCal Gas REPLY COMMENTS TO ORDER INSTITUTING RULEMAKING (OIR) REGARDING POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND INCENTIVES FOR DISTRIBUTED GENERATION AND DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCE (6/14/04) (pdf)
- COMMENTS OF THE CALIFONIA CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY IN RESPONSE TO THE MOTION OF THE CALIFORNIA SOLAR ENERGY INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION IN R. 98-07-037 AND R. 04-03-017 (4/9/04) (pdf)
- REPLY COMMENTS OF THE CALIFONIA CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY IN RESPONSE TO COMMENTS ON ALJ GOTTSTEIN’S RULING REQUESTING COMMENTS ON AB 970 SELF GENERATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION REPORTS AND RELATED ISSUES (2/13/04) (pdf)
- COMMENTS OF THE CALIFONIA CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY IN RESPONSE TO ALJ GOTTSTEIN’S RULING REQUESTING COMMENTS ON AB 970 SELF GENERATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION REPORTS AND RELATED ISSUES (1/30/04) (pdf)
Energy Efficiency Proceeding (R.01-08-028)
- OPENING COMMENTS OF THE CALIFONIA CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY IN RESPONSE TO COMMISSIONER KENNEDY’S FEBRUARY 6TH RULING ESTABLISHING SCHEDULE FOR ADDRESSING HIGH PRIORITY ISSUES DURING 2004, AND NOTICE OF WORKSHOP ON ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE (4/26/04) (pdf)
Energy Efficiency Proceeding
The Long-Term Administration of Public Goods Charge Energy Efficiency Funding is an ongoing rulemaking (R.01-08-028) at the CPUC that will determine the long-term administration of the public goods charge (PGC) energy efficiency funding. The Commission has held a series of workshops to solicit input on the topics of potential for energy efficiency in California, customer needs, and energy program partnerships.
The CPUC released an Energy Efficiency Administration Draft Decision for DISCUSSION ONLY (8/18). A hearing was held 9/30 in San Francisco where oral arguments were heard on the discussion draft. The CPUC based its draft decision on the administrative proposals submitted on 4/8/04 (see "Proposals" below).
The CPUC also released an Interim Opinion that addresses energy savings goals for program year 2006 and beyond that would require utilities to revise their long-term plans to incorporate increased energy efficiency and demand response savings (9/23/04).
Distributed Generation Proceeding
December 2004 update: Self-Generation Incentive Program ( SGIP) (R.04-03-017): A decision by the CPUC was expected that would finalize changes to the SGIP program extending from 2005-2007. On 11/29/04, the CPUC released an additional ruling soliciting comments regarding the Governor’s Solar Roofs Initiative and how it, the SGIP, and the CEC’s solar homes program could best work together. Comments on the Commissioner’s ruling are due by 12/15/04. Revised Draft Decision (12/2/04)
November 2004 update: The CPUC released a draft decision on October 18th regarding changes to the Self-Generation Incentive Program ( SGIP) for 2005-2007. The draft decision proposes to drop the percentage caps for all technologies and reduces the Level 1 ( PV) rebates from $4.50 to $3.00/Watt. The CPUC proposes a rebate structure that declines over time but did not offer any details. Under the draft decision, SDREO would continue to administer the SGIP through 2007. The DD would also increase the total program funding from $125M to $300M annually, with $216M a year allocated to Level 1 ( PV). This is not final. The Commission received opening comments on November 8th and reply comments are to follow. Then the full Commission will vote on the decision, likely by the end of the year. Click here for the main points of the Draft Decision.
Utility long-term resource planning
On 11/16/04 the CPUC released a draft decision approving the utilties long-term resource plans. The plans were first submitted on 7/9/04 by each of the Investor-Owned Utilities (IOUs) under proceeding R.04-04-003.
These comprehensive plans detail how the utilities plan to address supply, demand, distributed generation, renewables, transmission and other electricity-related issues for the next ten years. The plans are to be updated every two years. The public had opportunity to submit comments to the CPUC on the plans. Below are comments filed on 8/6/04 regarding SDG&E's plan. Visit the CPUC website for additional information.
LONG TERM RESOURCE PLAN LINKS:
Additional Regulatory Issues
Dept. of Water Resources contract cost shift to SDG&E (A.00-11-038): On 12/2/04, the CPUC decided to shift additional costs to SDG&E ratepayers for the DWR contracts that the state of California entered into during the electricity crisis in 2001. SDG&E, UCAN, and local stakeholders fought this measure. Businesses are expected to be most impacted.
Natural gas market manipulation investigation (I.02-11-040): On 11/16/04, the CPUC released a draft decision stating that SoCalGas manipulated California's natural gas market during winter 2000, which in turn drove up prices. The draft also cleared SDG&E of any wrongdoing.