Word Document PDF Document

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

ENERGY DIVISION RESOLUTION E-4076

RESOLUTION

Resolution E-4076. Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Company requests approval of the BioEnergy renewable resource procurement contract. This contract is approved without modifications

By Advice Letter 2979-E filed on February 2, 2007

__________________________________________________________

SUMMARY

PG&E's renewable contract, which relates to biogas injected into a Natural Gas Pipeline, complies with the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) procurement guidelines and is approved

PG&E filed Advice Letter (AL) 2979-E on February 2, 2007, requesting Commission review and approval of a contract executed with BioEnergy. The Agreement between BioEnergy and PG&E is for 10 years of digester gas (biogas) production and delivery.

Generating Facility

Type

Term Years

MMBTUs

MWh

Online Date1

Location

BioEnergy

Digester Gas

10

8000

389,000

5/2010

Fresno, CA

Deliveries from this contract are reasonably priced, and the contract price is fully recoverable in rates over the life of the contract, subject to Commission review of PG&E's administration of the contracts.

Confidential information about the contract should remain confidential

This resolution finds that certain material filed under seal pursuant to Public Utilities (Pub. Util.) Code Section 583, General Order (G.O.) 66-C, and D.06-06-066 should be kept confidential to ensure that market sensitive data does not influence the behavior of bidders in future RPS solicitations.

1 BioEnergy expects to begin initial delivery from Vintage Dairy in September, 2007.

Top Of Page