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COM/MP1/rbg Mailed 8/24/2007
Decision 07-08-007 August 23, 2007
BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Order Instituting Rulemaking Regarding Policies, Procedures and Rules for California Solar Initiative, the Self-Generation Incentive Program and Other Distributed Generation Issues.
(Filed March 2, 2006)
OPINION MODIFYING DECISION (D.) 06-08-028 AND D.06-12-033
REGARDING BUILDING INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS
AND THE INCENTIVE ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM
We modify two decisions implementing the California Solar Initiative, D.06-08-028 and D.06-12-033, to include building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems with other photovoltaic systems that receive incentive payments based on expected performance, rather than based on actual installed performance. Newly-available performance information from the California Energy Commission (CEC) enables us to now include BIPV systems with other photovoltaic systems in our up-front solar incentive program, the Expected Performance Based Buydown (EPBB).1
1 Our incentive payment is based on an algorithm that requires several data inputs. Certain of these inputs require modification to accommodate the new data from the CEC. Our staff is currently working in collaboration with the CEC and the program administrators to develop the modifications. In today's decision, we direct the program administrators to file and serve a compliance report setting forth the specific modifications necessary.