Rulemaking - Power Source Disclosure Program under AB 162

Docket Number: 14-OIR-01

David Hochschild, Commissioner

The purpose of this proceeding is to consider amendments to the Energy Commission's Power Source Disclosure regulations (title 20, Cal. Code Regs., Sections 1390 - 1394), as required by Assembly Bill 162 (Ruskin, Chapter 313, Statutes of 2009).

In 1997, Senate Bill 1305 (Sher, Chapter 796, Statutes of 1997) established reporting requirements for retail electricity providers, including requirements to disclose quarterly and annual fuel mix information to retail customers in the form of Power Content Labels. Regulations were adopted to implement the Power Source Disclosure program in 1998, and specific instructions were given on reporting formats for the program. AB 162 makes a number of changes to the program, and this rulemaking will ensure that the Power Source Disclosure program is consistent with existing law.

This rulemaking shall focus on:

  • Statutory requirements for the reporting and disclosure of all electrical purchases, the inclusion of "unspecified sources of power" as a new power source category, and the elimination of the concept of "net system power;' the elimination of requirements for quarterly disclosure of projected power mixes; and the alignment of Power Source Disclosure's definitions for renewable energy resources with those identified by California's Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) program.
  • Any other changes to the regulations considered necessary.

See additional information regarding Power Source Disclosure reporting requirements.

For more information about this proceeding Contact:

Kevin Chou
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-45
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-653-1628

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