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Notice of Availability
Existing Renewable Facilities Program
Guidebook: Sixth Edition
Docket No. 02-REN-1038

Changes to the Existing Renewable Facilities Program Guidebook (Guidebook) were approved at the Energy Commission's January 28, 2009 Business Meeting.

The Guidebook was revised per Assembly Bill 3048 (Chapter 558, Statutes of 2008) which amended Section 25742 of the Public Resources Code to remove restrictions on biomass fuels that could be used by facilities receiving production incentive payments from the Existing Renewable Facilities Program. In addition to removing restrictions on biomass fuels per AB 3048, this Guidebook reduces reporting requirements for biomass facilities participating in the Existing Renewable Facilities Program. Other changes clarified the incentive structure offered to facilities receiving "all-in" pricing, clarified the provisions for distributing incentive payments to facilities receiving time-of-use payments, and other conforming changes including removing references to the Competition Transition Charge and to the New Renewable Resources Account, which no longer exist.

The Guidebook is posted on the Energy Commission's website at [].

If you'd like to request a printed copy of the Guidebook, please send a request to:

California Energy Commission
Re: Existing Renewable Facilities Program Guidebook: Sixth Edition
Publications, MS-15
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5504

Please call the Publications Unit at (916) 654-5200 with any purchasing questions.

Please direct all news media inquiries to the Media Office at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at []. Please direct technical or administrative inquiries to Jason Orta at (916) 653-5851 or by e-mail at [].