California Energy Commission Letterhead

Implementation of Renewables
Portfolio Standard Legislation

Docket No. 03-RPS-1078
Docket No. 02-REN-1038
Renewables Portfolio Standard


Notice of Business Meeting to Consider Adoption of the
Renewables Portfolio Standard 2006 Procurement
Verification Report

The California Energy Commission will hold a Business Meeting on:

10 a.m.
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Note: this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
See broadcast information.

As part of the July 28, 2010, Business Meeting, the Energy Commission will consider adoption of the Draft Commission Renewables Portfolio Standard 2006 Procurement Verification Report (Draft Commission 2006 Verification Report).

Renewables Portfolio Standard Verification Report

The finalized Draft Commission 2006 Verification Report details to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) the Energy Commission's Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) procurement verification findings by select retail sellers of electricity under California's RPS. The scope of the Draft Commission 2006 Verification Report has increased significantly relative to the reports released for 2004 and 2005 compliance years. Because the CPUC finalized rules for small and multi-jurisdictional utilities, and because 2006 is the first compliance year for electric service providers, the number of retail sellers included in the Draft Commission 2006 Verification Report has increased from three, in previous reports, to eleven. Additionally, as reported by the retail sellers, this Draft Commission 2006 Verification Report includes analysis of claims starting from 2001 and 2003-2006, and a re-analysis of some of the investor-owned utilities' data, which was resubmitted to account for discrepancies in the way procurement amounts were reported for certain facilities, in some cases dating back to 2001.

The Draft Commission 2006 Verification Report is available from the Energy Commission's website at:


On March 26, 2009, Energy Commission staff held an RPS Procurement Verification Data Review Workshop to publicly present the initial results of the verification process for this report. Many entities provided public comments following the workshop. Staff considered these public comments when preparing the draft staff report.

Following the January, 2010, public review period of the Draft Staff 2006 Verification Report, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, PacifiCorp, San Diego Gas & Electric Company and Southern California Edison Company submitted revised RPS procurement claims for 2001 and 2003-2006 as a result of their review of this draft staff report and/or discussions with Energy Commission staff regarding their claims. As appropriate, staff accepted these revised RPS procurement claims, and the changes are reflected in this Draft Commission 2006 Verification Report. Comments received in April, 2010, in response to the CPUC's decision on Tradable Renewable Energy Credits1 were also taken into consideration in the finalization of this report; all comments on the Draft Staff 2006 Verification Report are available at:

The Draft Commission 2006 Verification Report (Publication # CEC-300-2009-006-CMD) was released June 30, 2010. Electronic versions of the marked-up edited version of the report are available upon request.

Written Comments

Please send or deliver written materials to:

California Energy Commission
Dockets Office, MS-4
Re: Docket No. 03-RPS-1078
Re: Docket No. 02-REN-1038
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

The Energy Commission encourages comments by e-mail. Please include your name or organization's name with your comments. Those submitting comments by electronic mail should provide them in either Microsoft Word format or as a Portable Document (PDF) to []. One paper copy must also be sent to the Energy Commission's Docket Unit.

All written materials relating to this proceeding will be filed with the Dockets Unit and become part of the public record. Parties are encouraged to file written comments by 5 p.m. on July 23, 2010.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. For information on how to participate in this forum, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at []. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance of the business meeting.

Please direct all news media inquiries to the Media and Public Communications Office at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at []. For technical questions on the subject matter, please contact Gina Barkalow, RPS Procurement Verification Report Manager, Renewable Energy Program at (916) 654-4057 or by e-mail at [].

1The CPUC decision on TRECs can be found at: At present, there is a stay on this decision.

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Vice Chair and Presiding Member
Renewables Committee

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Commissioner and Associate Member
Renewables Committee

Date online: June 30, 2010.

Electronic Mail List: renewables
Mass Mail Lists: 5507, 5501, 5503, 5504
Date Mailed: July 19, 2010