The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has issued Rulemaking 19-11-009 to address the 2021 and 2022 resource adequacy (RA) compliance years, and consider changes and refinements to the CPUC’s RA program. Such refinements may include “larger structural changes” that may be needed to address the state’s increasing reliance on use-limited resources to meet reliability needs.
The prior RA proceeding (Rulemaking 17-09-020) will remain open until the CPUC issues a final decision addressing implementation of a central procurement structure. Comments on the new rulemaking are due 20 days from the rulemaking issuance date, and reply comments a week later. A prehearing conference to discuss schedule and scope is scheduled for December 16 at the CPUC.
The preliminary scope of issues for the new RA rulemaking includes:
information about Resource Adequacy issues, compliance, or the new RA
rulemaking, contact ESHD attorneys Brian Biering or Andy Brown.