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BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Order Instituting Rulemaking to Integrate Procurement Policies and Consider Long-Term Procurement Plans.
(Filed February 16, 2006)
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE'S RULING
SETTING PREHEARING CONFERENCE AND
SETTING WORKSHOP ON REVIEW OF POLICY PROPOSALS
TO SUPPORT NEW GENERATION
This ruling schedules a Prehearing Conference (PHC) for February 28, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. and a workshop for March 14, 2006, at 9:30 a.m. The PHC and the workshop will address new generation policy issues. Parties are asked to submit pre-workshop proposals for new policies needed to support new generation by March 2, 2006. The PHC and the workshop will be held at the Commission's Courtroom, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California.
The PHC scheduled for Tuesday, February 28, 2006, at 10 a.m. will take appearances for the establishment of a service list for the proceeding and will address the following topics:
· Whether there is a need for evidentiary hearings in addition to workshop(s) for the new generation policy issues;
· Scheduling; and
· Any related matters.
Parties are not requested to submit pre-hearing conference statements.
2. Workshop to Review Proposals
A one-day workshop on proposals for new policies needed to support new generation will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at 9:30 a.m. In preparation for the workshop, parties are asked to submit proposals on additional policies to support new generation issues and long-term contracting by March 2, 2006.
The workshop is being held to promote a better understanding of the proposals submitted by parties on March 2. The workshop will include discussions of possible alternatives to, and variations of, the proposals. It will also include a more in-depth discussion of need for evidentiary hearings.
The contact person regarding this workshop is Molly Sterkel of the Commission's Energy Division. Her telephone number is (415) 703-1873 and her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The Energy Division will issue an agenda to the service list and instructions for participation in the workshop. Due to the fact that this is a new proceeding, the agenda will be issued to the new service list in this proceeding, and it will be cross-posted to R.04-04-003.