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ALJ/PVA/jva Mailed 6/14/2004
Decision 04-06-014 June 9, 2004
BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Order Instituting Rulemaking to Implement the California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program.
(Filed April 22, 2004)
OPINION ADOPTING STANDARD
CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This decision adopts standard contract terms and conditions for use in the California Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) Program, as required by Pub. Util. Code § 399.14(a)(2)(D), consistent with the March 8, 2004 Joint Ruling issued in Rulemaking (R.) 01-10-024.1 With some minor modifications, we adopt the proposal of what we will refer to as the "CEERT Parties," a collaborative effort of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT), the Independent Energy Producers (IEP), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) and The Utility Reform Network (TURN).
In addition, we set forth the criteria and process by which the utilities' renewable procurement plans will be approved, order the three major utilities to issue Requests for Offers (RFOs), and clarify the Annual Procurement Target (APT) numbers and methodology set forth in the Order Instituting Rulemaking (OIR).