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COM/MP1/jt2 Date of Issuance 7/20/2011
Decision 11-07-031 July 14, 2011
BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Order Instituting Rulemaking Regarding Policies, Procedures and Rules for the California Solar Initiative, the Self-Generation Incentive Program and Other Distributed Generation Issues.
(Filed May 6, 2010)
Table of Contents
10. Assignment of Proceeding 5959
Findings of Fact 5959
Conclusions of Law 6161
CALIFORNIA SOLAR INITIATIVE PHASE ONE MODIFICATIONS
This decision modifies several prior decisions that established and implemented the California Solar Initiative (CSI).
This decision expands the types of customers eligible for Virtual Net Metering (VNM), which was first established as part of the Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Program in Decision (D.) 08-10-036. When first established, VNM allowed customers to allocate electricity generated from a single solar energy system as kilowatt hour credits to other accounts on the affordable housing property. This decision directs Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company, and San Diego Gas and Electric Company to file tariffs to allow any multi-tenant or multi-meter property to utilize VNM, not just affordable housing properties. A second VNM change in this decision applies to VNM offered through the MASH Program and allows VNM credits to be shared throughout an entire affordable housing property, as long as the property is on contiguous parcels and under common ownership.
Next, the decision makes a number of minor modifications to the CSI program including guidelines for application processing, project completion reports, inspection requirements, suspension procedures, performance monitoring and reporting service rules, and CSI budget components. As a result, the following CSI decisions are modified: D.06-08-028, D.06-12-033, and D.10-09-046.
With regard to the Single Family Affordable Solar Housing Program, the decision modifies the minimum design factor set in D.07-11-045 and inspection requirements set in D.08-11-005. For the MASH Program, the decision modifies incentive rates, the program budget, and occupancy requirements previously adopted in D.08-10-036.