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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
ENERGY DIVISION RESOLUTION E-4414
August 18, 2011
Resolution E-4414. Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company, and San Diego Gas & Electric Company.
PROPOSED OUTCOME: This resolution implements the Renewable Auction Mechanism for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company, and San Diego Gas & Electric Company. Specifically, this resolution adopts implementation details, bidding protocols, and standard power purchase agreements for each investor-owned utility.
ESTIMATED COST: Actual costs are unknown at this time.
By Advice Letters PG&E 3809-E, SCE 2557-E, and SDG&E 2232-E filed on February 25, 2011.
This resolution implements the Renewable Auction Mechanism ("RAM") for the three investor-owned utilities ("IOUs"): Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Electric Company ("SCE"), and San Diego Gas & Electric Company ("SDG&E"). In Decision (D.) 10-12-048 ("the Decision" or "RAM Decision"), the California Public Utilities Commission ("CPUC" or "Commission") adopted a two-year program with the purpose of lowering transaction costs and promoting the development of system-side renewable distributed generation ("DG"), which is defined as projects up to 20 megawatt ("MW") in size. This resolution adopts program implementation details, bidding protocols, and a standard power purchase agreement for each IOU.