Geothermal Grant and Loan Program (GRDA)
Law and Regulations

Law

The California Legislature established the authority and provisions for the Energy Commission's Geothermal Grant and Loan Program (known as Geothermal Resources Development Account (GRDA) Program) in 1980 as part of Public Resources Code section 3800 et seq.  See the law in the California Public Resources Code (PRC) on the state‚Äôs official California Law website. Links to the GRDA-related PRC sections are provided below.

CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
CHAPTER 6. DISPOSITION OF GEOTHERMAL REVENUES
Article 1. Purpose ................................................3800
Article 2. Definitions ............................................ 3805-3810
Article 3. Allocation and Use of Revenues .............3820-3827

Regulations

The Energy Commission has also established regulations to clarify and make specific the provisions for operation of the Geothermal Grant and Loan Program. These regulations are contained in Sections 1660-1665 of Title 20 of the California Code of Regulations.

TITLE 20. PUBLIC UTILITIES AND ENERGY
DIVISION 2. STATE ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
CHAPTER 4. ENERGY CONSERVATION
ARTICLE 7. REGULATIONS FOR THE GEOTHERMAL GRANT AND LOAN PROGRAM FOR LOCAL JURISDICTION
§ 1660. Purpose.
§ 1661. Definitions.
§ 1662. Types of Financial Assistance.
§ 1663. Terms for Loan Payment.
§ 1664. Funding Cycle; Schedule.
§ 1665. Application and Award Procedures.
Appendix A

To read these sections, please view the current Title 20 Division 2 in California Code of Regulations, then click on the title name and then on the plus signs to the left of the division, chapter and section you wish to read.