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Report Title:
The Progress of California's Publicly Owned Utilties In Implementing Renewable Portfolio Standards CONSULTANT REPORT

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Publication Number: CEC-300-2008-005
Date Published: December 2008

Authors: Galen Barbose, Ryan Wiser - KEMA, Inc.
CEC Contract Number: 500-04-027

Download report. (PDF file, 48 pages, 688 kb)

Updated Publicly Owned Utilites Database as of November 2011.
Updated November 16, 2011. (MS Excel file, 274 kb)


Abstract

This report describes the progress of California's local publicly owned electric utilities toward implementing the state's Renewables Portfolio Standards, summarizing available data on the local publicly owned electric utilities:

  • Utility-specific Renewables Portfolio Standard targets, timelines, and resource eligibility rules.
  • Renewable energy deliveries in 2003 and 2006, based on each local publicly owned electric utility's specific renewable energy purchases and selfestablished Renewables Portfolio Standard resource eligibility rules.
  • Renewable energy deliveries in 2003 and 2006, based on each local publicly owned electric utility's specific renewable energy purchases and the Energy Commission's resource eligibility rules as applied to the state's other electricity suppliers under the Renewables Portfolio Standard.
  • Renewable energy solicitations issued since 2002.
  • Renewable energy contracts signed and utilityowned projects announced since 2002.

The report also compares the local publicly owned electric utilities' renewable energy targets, deliveries, and procurement efforts to that of the state's three major investorowned utilities.

The data presented in this report will be periodically updated and made publicly available in a spreadsheet database.


Keywords

Publicly owned electric utilities, Renewables Portfolio Standard, investor-owned utilities, renewable energy