CEC Proposes Amendments to RPS Enforcement Regulations for Local Publicly Owned Electric Utilities

The California Energy Commission (“CEC”) has proposed amendments to its Regulations Specifying Enforcement Procedures for the Renewables Portfolio Standard for Local Publicly Owned Electric Utilities (“RPS Enforcement Regulations”). The CEC is responsible for Renewables Portfolio Standard (“RPS”) verification and compliance of local publicly owned electric utilities (“POUs”), and specific requirements are outlined in the RPS Enforcement Regulations. The proposed amendments are intended to update the RPS Enforcement Regulations to conform with updated statutory requirements, which include new long-term RPS procurement requirements, new higher RPS targets for post-2020 compliance periods, and new excess procurement requirements, among others. The CEC released the following documents:

The Express Terms show the specific proposed amendments to the RPS Enforcement Regulations.

A remote workshop on the proposed amendments to the RPS Enforcement Regulations will be held on June 8, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The CEC has requested that comments be provided by June 1, 2020, for discussion at the workshop, though comments will be accepted through June 22, 2020. Additionally, comments may be provided up until the CEC’s August 12, 2020 adoption hearing for the amended POU RPS Regulations.

For additional details about amendments to the POU RPS Regulations, please contact Jed Gibson.